vBulletin vs. myUPB vs. YaBB

General vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Version
4.1.5
2.2.6
2.5 AE
Release Date
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
2009-06-05 (12 years ago)
2010-07-04 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2011-08-25 (10 years ago)
2009-06-09 (12 years ago)
2010-07-06 (11 years ago)
Author
vBulletin Solutions
PHP Outburst
YaBB Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
License
commercial / visible source
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
License cost
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
free
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Installation method
wizard
manual
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard with manual interactions
manual
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
No
No
Yes
Technology vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
0
0
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts vBulletin myUPB YaBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
No
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
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 vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
No
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
Patch
Trashcan Forum
Yes
No
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security vBulletin 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
Akismet
IP address log
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification vBulletin myUPB YaBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
No
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
No
Yes
Moderation vBulletin 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 vBulletin 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 vBulletin 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 vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
No
Yes
Calendar
Yes
No
Patch
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Optional
Data Management vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
No
No
Export Formats
Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
full textdb export
print layout; storage folders
Export private messages
Yes
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
No
Yes
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