phpbb

phpBB

Web site: phpbb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web interface
Wikipedia: phpBB
Programing language: PHP
First release: December 16, 2000

phpBB (PHP Bulletin Board) – an internet discussion board application, distributed under the GPLv2 license. It can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created extensions and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customize your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes. The project founder is James Atkinson.

The many features phpBB offers include:
– extensive authorization system
– the ability to create subforums
– private messaging system
– handling of attachments
– the ability to create your own BBCode
– the ability to define the color of the group name
– the ability to create your own profile fields
– advanced caching system for SQL queries and templates
– administration, moderation and user panels
– quick reply option in topics
– support for 50 search engine bots,
– system of warnings and reports
– system of friends and enemies
– styles (skins) support
– support for add-ons (extensions)
– support for multiple language versions

phpBB supports the following databases: PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server.

Requirements for phpBB 3.x installation:
– one of the database servers
– php 4.3.3
– UTF-8 support

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