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Which forum is best?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by ketan9, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. sebastya

    sebastya Well-Known Member

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    #21
    Isn't there a way to keep phpBB secure?
    SEMrush
     
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    #22
    keep up with the updates and it will be pretty much secured.
     
    Providence, Sep 7, 2006 IP
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    sebastya Well-Known Member

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    #23
    So, if you don't, how does it leave itself open for attack?
     
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    #24
    It is a favoured target for hackers/script kiddies.
    If you do not patch it regularly, you will be scanned by one of them and your forum compromised. I went for a 2 week holiday and missed out on some security update. When I came back, one of my forums was hacked - 2 weeks without patching and that was the result. Be on every email list for security regarding PHPBB and patch as soon as an exploit is found.

     
    Claudek, Sep 8, 2006 IP
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    Pat Gael Banned

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    #25
    IMO, none of them.

    I prefer this one, free and resembling vBulletin with many options and several easy-to-install plugins:

    http://www.xennobb.com
    Code (markup):
     
    Pat Gael, Sep 8, 2006 IP
  6. sebastya

    sebastya Well-Known Member

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    #26
    So the latest version of phpBB would be quite safe, no?
     
    sebastya, Sep 8, 2006 IP
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    #27
    free : punbb.org
    paid : vbulletin.com
     
    iatbm, Sep 8, 2006 IP
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    #28
    vBulletin all the way. It's fast, stable and most of all secure. It's worth loosing those previous 160$ if you forum does not work, atleast you have the license then, start another one see if that one works =)
     
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    Vewgle Active Member

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    #29
    phpBB, vb if you want to go big
     
    Vewgle, Sep 8, 2006 IP
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    sebastya Well-Known Member

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    #30
    can't you go big on phpBB?
     
    sebastya, Sep 8, 2006 IP
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    #31
    with lots of modding .... check out the thread of the gaia owner on phpbb ;)
    Without modding you can go big with punbb :D check out http://www.macaddict.com/forums/
     
    iatbm, Sep 9, 2006 IP
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    #32
    Whatever forum DP uses is the best. I mean, we have no ongoing problems here do we? It's simply brilliant! Onya Shawn!

    Col :)
     
    Cheap SEO Services, Sep 9, 2006 IP
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    #33
    I use phpbb, gonna change to vbulletin for the successful forums. found mybb.com yesterday it looks pretty nice.
     
    L146705, Sep 9, 2006 IP
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    #34
    vbullitin is the best one it's my dream to buy vb. but no money so currently using SMF. i already saved 95$ for VB hope i'll buy it soon
     
    Maksa, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    #35
    free forget phpBB and take a look at miniBB - it is just soo much better in so many ways.
     
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    #36
    vbulletin is $160, but you must pay $30 every year after that.
     
    sebastya, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    #37
    i think that 30$ is optional fees. It's only when we need to update otherwise only 160$ only :)
     
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    #38
    are you sure?
     
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    #39
    This is exactly what happened to us. We started off with phpbb but eventually seemed to outgrow it and had issues (even on a dedicated box). When we went to vb everything went away and it just ran fine.

    The conversion process is pretty simple so starting off with phpbb isn't a bad idea.
     
    Maxman, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    jawednazarali Guest

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    #40
    he is right :D
     
    jawednazarali, Sep 11, 2006 IP