YetAnotherForum.NET vs. XMB vs. MyBB vs. Phorum vs. OvBB

General YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Version
v1.9.3
1.9.11
1.6.3
5.2.9a
0.16a
Release Date
2009-04-21 (12 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2007-04-05 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-08-02 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
Author
Tiny Gecko
The XMB Group
MyBB Group
Phorum Dev Team
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2.0
General Public License
Custom
The Phorum License (BSD)
MIT
License cost
Free
0.00
US$0
0
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
No
Technology YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Programming Language
ASP.NET, C#
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
Microsoft SQL Database
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
HTML
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
one level
unlimited
multiple levels
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Trashcan Forum
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Other
Akismet plugin available.
Aksimet Plugin
Notification YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
No
Bookmarks
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Community YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Moderation YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Search YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Smiley Packs
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Data Management YetAnotherForum.NET XMB MyBB Phorum OvBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
No
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
No
Export private messages
No
No
Yes
No
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
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