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Phpbb or Mybb.. which one should i choose

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by *pushkar*, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. #1
    I want to run free forum so i am going to either phpbb or mybb. I like both but i want
    SEMrush
    1) Light weighted
    2) Faster
    3) Doesn't put much load on server
    4) Good Security

    Mods and themes are not important for me. I have shared host and want that i can run light weighted software easily with average users online at a time
     
    *pushkar*, Jul 15, 2010 IP
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  2. bootsandrew

    bootsandrew Peon

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    MyBB is the way to go it is way more secure and user friendly
     
    bootsandrew, Jul 15, 2010 IP
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    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Both phpBB and MyBB are great secure and user friendly systems which will run comfortably on a shared hosting environment with a numerous amount of users online. However the core differences between phpBB and MyBB are:

    phpBB has a wider range of styles and mods then MyBB (Pro for phpBB).
    MyBB is more AJAX based whereas phpBB is not (Pro for MyBB).
    phpBB has a bigger community therefore the support is somewhat better then that of MyBB's, however MyBB's support is still great (Slight pro for phpBB).
    MyBB's mods are much easier to install then phpBB's mods (Pro for MyBB).
    Both are GPL (Pro for both).

    Those are only the core differences, of course there are a lot more. It's really up to you.

    Good luck!
     
    Stingerftw, Jul 15, 2010 IP
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    -Aw- Active Member

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    As I said on The Admin Zone, both are covered on 3 and 4, but MyBB is a bit lighter and definitely easier to install plugins. All of them really just come down to personal opinions, other than Google SEO, which is one of the most important plugins on MyBB. To me, there's a lot of crappy MODs on phpBB. Took them forever to make a shitty quick reply years after everyone else did.
     
    -Aw-, Jul 16, 2010 IP
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    MyBB is definitely lighter and in my opinion, easier to integrate into an existing website.

    phpBB is a most popular solution ans has a larger community, more plugins and themes.
     
    fivewarp, Jul 16, 2010 IP
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    Not to blow up my favorite software (MyBB) but if you want really lightweight you can try FluxBB too.
    http://fluxbb.org/

    Of course it has minimal features but if your target is fast then it's probably a good bet.

    I think for the most well-rounded software with features, security, and optimized then MyBB is the ticket.

    You should do local test installations and view the admincp to see which is intuitive for you and has the features you may want.
     
    RectangleMan, Jul 16, 2010 IP
  7. *pushkar*

    *pushkar* Well-Known Member

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    Thanks buddy.. I started with mybb and yeah its loads faster and easy to use. I am still testing it . lets see how is mybb...
     
    *pushkar*, Jul 16, 2010 IP
  8. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    I would go with phpBB simply because it is better supported should you ever need help.
     
    dcristo, Jul 16, 2010 IP
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    jamuna Active Member

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    go with mybb which is more secure and light weight compared to phpbb
     
    jamuna, Jul 16, 2010 IP
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    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    MyBB for sure. Have you also looked at SMF?

    Install all three and see which you like best. phpBB is pretty far behind (Horrid ACP, no ajax, no consideration for SEO, ...)
     
    subdivisions, Jul 16, 2010 IP
  11. Salman Qamar

    Salman Qamar Active Member

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    I like mybb but i dont know the reason that why people like phpbb.
     
    Salman Qamar, Jul 18, 2010 IP
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    Phpbb = more support, more plugins, etc. I'm happy with it.

    I'd stay go with phpbb.
     
    memasti, Jul 18, 2010 IP
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    If you need a lot of support then the software isn't intuitive enough. If you need a lot of plugins then it doesn't have a lot of features built in.
     
    RectangleMan, Jul 19, 2010 IP
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  14. Salman Qamar

    Salman Qamar Active Member

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    A nice option for u.
    because with this u will prefer the one which will be best.
     
    Salman Qamar, Jul 19, 2010 IP
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    EvanP Banned

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    phpBB for definite.

    Much more user friendly and has some absolutely amazing styles and modifications.
     
    EvanP, Jul 19, 2010 IP
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    This is how you start. PHPBB PREMOD then vbulletin after you get atlease 20000 members
     
    klkhosting, Jul 23, 2010 IP
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    That's one way to piss off 20k users.
     
    RectangleMan, Jul 23, 2010 IP
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    Impex doesn't convert passwords.
     
    -Aw-, Jul 24, 2010 IP
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    i2dotnet Peon

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    +1 for phpBB
     
    i2dotnet, Jul 24, 2010 IP
  20. *pushkar*

    *pushkar* Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all.. I started my forum with MYBB and i am still testing it. I'll convert it to any other forum if i found any such situation...
     
    *pushkar*, Jul 24, 2010 IP