phpBB vs. FUDforum vs. vBulletin vs. myUPB

General phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Version
3.0.8
3.0.9
4.1.5
2.2.6
Release Date
2010-11-19 (10 years ago)
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
2009-06-05 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2011-08-25 (10 years ago)
2009-06-09 (12 years ago)
Author
The phpBB Group
The FUDForum development team and user community.
vBulletin Solutions
PHP Outburst
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
License
General Public License
GNU General Public License
commercial / visible source
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
License cost
0.00
Free
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Upgrade method
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
manual
Hosting available
No
Yes
No
No
Technology phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
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
0
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
Yes
No
Anti-Spam and Security phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
No
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Other
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Akismet
IP address log
Notification phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Jabber
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
No
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Moderation phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Search phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Languages
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Calendar
No
Yes
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Management phpBB FUDforum vBulletin myUPB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
No
Optional
Yes
No
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
full textdb export
Export private messages
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
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