myUPB vs. MyBB vs. YaBB vs. FluxBB vs. XenForo vs. phpBB

General myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Version
2.2.6
1.6.3
2.5 AE
1.4.5
1.5.2
3.0.8
Release Date
2009-06-05 (12 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2010-07-04 (11 years ago)
22/03/2011
2015-10-19 (5 years ago)
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-06-09 (12 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2010-07-06 (11 years ago)
2011-05-05 (10 years ago)
2015-11-15 (5 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
Author
PHP Outburst
MyBB Group
YaBB Development Team
FluxBB development team
XenForo Ltd
The phpBB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
License
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Custom
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
GPL v2
commercial / visible source
General Public License
License cost
free
US$0
Free
0
$140
0.00
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
0
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
0
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Optional
Patch
No
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
No
Quoting
Single
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Attachments
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
unlimited
one level
No
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Optional
Patch
Yes
Yes
Groups
No
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Yes
Optional
Patch
Yes
Yes
Suspension
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Optional
Patch
Yes
Yes
User Reports
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other
IP address log
Akismet plugin available.
trademark "the Guardian" system
Advanced Spam Manager "Spam Cleaner", Questions and Answer System
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Notification myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
No
Jabber
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Community myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Yes
Patch
Patch
Yes
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Moderation myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Search myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
Patch
Patch
No
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Data Management myUPB MyBB YaBB FluxBB XenForo phpBB
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
Patch
No
No
Export Formats
full textdb export
print layout; storage folders
NA
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
Export private messages
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
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