Jitbit AspNetForum vs. phpBB vs. FUDforum vs. vBulletin

General Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Version
6.6.0
3.0.8
3.0.9
4.1.5
Release Date
2010-05-04 (11 years ago)
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-05-06 (11 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2011-08-25 (10 years ago)
Author
Jitbit Software
The phpBB Group
The FUDForum development team and user community.
vBulletin Solutions
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
No
License
Proprietary
General Public License
GNU General Public License
commercial / visible source
License cost
$139
0.00
Free
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
Technology Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Programming Language
C#
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
3
Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
7
DB2 Database, Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
MS Access
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
No
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Yes
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Akismet
Notification Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Private messaging with instant notifications
Jabber
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Moderation Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Languages
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Yes
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Data Management Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB FUDforum vBulletin
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Optional
Yes
Export Formats
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
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