myUPB vs. phpBB vs. YaBB vs. Vanilla vs. MyBB

General myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Version
2.2.6
3.0.8
2.5 AE
2.6.4
1.6.3
Release Date
2009-06-05 (12 years ago)
2010-11-19 (11 years ago)
2010-07-04 (11 years ago)
2018-10-28 (3 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-06-09 (12 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2010-07-06 (11 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
Author
PHP Outburst
The phpBB Group
YaBB Development Team
Vanilla Forums Inc
MyBB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
General Public License
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
GPL
Custom
License cost
free
0.00
Free
0
US$0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
manual
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Technology myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
0
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
0
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Single
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
unlimited
one level
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Anti-Spam and Security myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Groups
No
Multiple groups
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
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Suspension
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Other
IP address log
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
trademark "the Guardian" system
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Akismet plugin available.
Notification myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Patch
Patch
Yes
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Moderation myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
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
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Languages
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
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Data Management myUPB phpBB YaBB Vanilla MyBB
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
No
No
No
Yes
No
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
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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