Jitbit AspNetForum vs. phpBB vs. vBulletin vs. YaBB

General Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Version
6.6.0
3.0.8
4.1.5
2.5 AE
Release Date
2010-05-04 (11 years ago)
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
2010-07-04 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-05-06 (11 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2011-08-25 (10 years ago)
2010-07-06 (11 years ago)
Author
Jitbit Software
The phpBB Group
vBulletin Solutions
YaBB Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
No
Yes
License
Proprietary
General Public License
commercial / visible source
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
License cost
$139
0.00
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
No
Yes
Technology Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Programming Language
C#
PHP
PHP
Perl
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
1
MySQL Database
0
Other Storage
MS Access
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
No
Yes
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
No
Yes
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
Forums Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Yes
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
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
Optional
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Other
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Akismet
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Private messaging with instant notifications
Jabber
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Patch
Yes
Patch
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 vBulletin YaBB
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 vBulletin YaBB
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 vBulletin YaBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Yes
Patch
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Data Management Jitbit AspNetForum phpBB vBulletin YaBB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
Yes
No
Export Formats
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
print layout; storage folders
Export private messages
No
Yes
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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