myUPB vs. FluxBB vs. phpBB vs. YaBB vs. Vanilla

General myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Version
2.2.6
1.4.5
3.0.8
2.5 AE
2.6.4
Release Date
2009-06-05 (12 years ago)
22/03/2011
2010-11-19 (11 years ago)
2010-07-04 (11 years ago)
2018-10-28 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-06-09 (12 years ago)
2011-05-05 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2010-07-06 (11 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
Author
PHP Outburst
FluxBB development team
The phpBB Group
YaBB Development Team
Vanilla Forums Inc
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
GPL v2
General Public License
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
GPL
License cost
free
0
0.00
Free
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
manual
Hosting available
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Technology myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
0
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
0
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
HTML
No
Patch
No
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Patch
No
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Attachments
One file
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
No
unlimited
one level
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
CAPTCHA
Yes
Patch
Yes
Optional
Yes
Groups
No
One group only
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Patch
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Suspension
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Patch
Yes
Optional
Yes
User Reports
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Other
IP address log
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
trademark "the Guardian" system
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Notification myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Jabber
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Patch
Patch
Patch
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Private Messaging
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Moderation myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Languages
0
0
0
0
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Templates
global
CSS only
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Smiley Packs
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Calendar
No
Patch
No
Patch
Plugin
Friendly URLs
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Data Management myUPB FluxBB phpBB YaBB Vanilla
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Patch
No
No
Yes
Export Formats
full textdb export
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
print layout; storage folders
Proprietary or MySQLDump
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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