phpBB vs. myUPB vs. YaBB

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