FUDforum vs. Phorum vs. Beehive Forum

General FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Version
3.0.9
5.2.9a
1.4.7
Release Date
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2015-06-03 (6 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2016-02-08 (5 years ago)
Author
The FUDForum development team and user community.
Phorum Dev Team
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GNU General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
GPL
License cost
Free
0
0
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
Yes
Technology FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
7
DB2 Database, Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
BBCode
Yes
Optional
No
HTML
Yes
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
multiple levels
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
No
Trashcan Forum
Yes
No
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Optional
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Aksimet Plugin
Worming, Pilllorying
Notification FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
0
Yes
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Avatars
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Plugin
No
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Optional
Moderation FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Languages
0
0
0
Mobile View
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
CSS only
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Skin-Editor
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
No
Special Features FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
Yes
No
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
No
Data Management FUDforum Phorum Beehive Forum
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Optional
No
Unknown
Export Formats
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Export private messages
Yes
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Optional
Optional
Yes
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