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PhpBB Alternatives

Although PhpBB is the most widely used open source forum software on the internet it does have security concerns.

PhpBB is the most widely used open source forum software on the internet and anyone can use it after downloading from the internet. Most web master use PhpBB to run online communities. Of course we would have to ensure that the program works in tandem with your hosting service providerer.

Although PhpBB is the most popular and compatible with most web hosting companies, it does have security concerns. Hackers have been having a field day getting through to forum and communities which can run by the PhpBB script. So you would probably want to know of options should you choose to replace PhpBB with another software script. There are many free scripts to choose from and I am just highlighting a few of them here:

AEF – AEF or Advanced Electron Forum is another free software written in PHP and MYSQL. It is simple to install and use with a very user friendly Administration Panel.

bbPress – Users who like WordPress would fall in love with bbPress. It comes from the same group who brought us the blogging solution and share many of the great features.

FluxBB – This script has a good reputation when it comes to stability and security. FluxBB was initially designed to be a faster and lighter alternative to some of the more traditional and heavier scripts. It works perfectly in this aspect.

IceBB – IceBB is a free solution again powered by MySQL and PHP. It is fast, powerful and more importantly free. It is amazingly scalable for website with rapidly growing users will not have a problem.

NinkoBB – This is an open source software which is small in size but large in feature but still maintaining its simplicity in usage.

PunBB – Although it has a funny sounding name, there is nothing funny about the application. It is one of the lightest and fastest PHP script in the market. It is less intensive graphically so it work much faster than the average script

SMF – SMF or Simple Machine Forum is a free forum script of professional grade with all the functions of PhpBB

UseBB – UseBB is an Open Source MySQL and PHP based script and is free to use and download under the GPL license. It is simple to use and is ideal for small to medium sized websites

Vanilla – Vanilla gives your forum script something different in terms of appearance, while maintaining all the necessary functions.

The above are just some alternative to phpBB should you want to consider them. phpBB is still among the best script out there so as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.

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Thumbs up. Forum hosting looks interesting and the options really helps.