Best software for creating hosting forum

I am asking just a question, I want to create a forum website, Please share your opinion nowadays which is the the best software for creating a hosting forum site? Is it vBulletin, PHPBB, SMF, myBB, Vanilla or any other?



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Frank White answered 9 months ago
Frank White answered 9 months ago

The main one nowadays that doesn't feel like something from 2002 is Discourse. Its free, open source and has a pretty good community and support.
I know it supports markdown and I'm fairy sure it has BBcode support too (though I would highly suggest you use markdown instead). Discourse does run on ruby though, which may not perfect for everyone

Amy Anderson answered 1 year ago
Amy Anderson answered 1 year ago

I will highly recommend vBulletin. It is a great platform and comes with smart and easy customizations. Additionally, it comes with a lot of customizable design templates for users to choose from. There are a few others in the market like phpbb, Simple Machines Forum and more. You can check those too, to see which suits you better.

Geniushost answered 1 year ago
Geniushost answered 1 year ago

There are lot of traditional forum softwares, but among all of them, I would choose the three most reliable: phpBB, vBulletin, and Discourse. It’s simple to use and has a neat and simple design. Finally it all depends on your need and budget, you can validate these softwares and pick one that suits.

Cloudteh answered 9 months ago
Cloudteh answered 9 months ago

MyBB is a free, open source and powerful forum software written in PHP language and uses MariaDB to store their data. It provides lots of features such as support of various plugins, widget support, customizable themes and many more. MyBB have very very large plugin support list.

Vpsmalaysia answered 1 year ago
Vpsmalaysia answered 1 year ago

I visit forums very often and I notice that most of the highly functional forums are using vBulletin.

There are other forum software available as well.

Best free:

  1. phpBB (free, open source)
  2. myBB
  3. PunBB
  4. bbPress
  5. simple machines forum
24x7servermanagement answered 2 years ago
24x7servermanagement answered 2 years ago

Hello,

vBulletin® is a good software to be used for forums. The templates can be easily customized. You can check the appearance on our forum link https://forums.24x7servermanagement.com/ and this will give you a better idea.

Fri Dio answered 6 months ago
Fri Dio answered 6 months ago

SMF (simple machine forum) if you want free (support is not guaranteed, a lot of mods and themes for free)
vBulletin if you want paid (good support, mods and themes paid/free)

using both of them and they are really good

Ikalf007 answered 1 year ago
Ikalf007 answered 1 year ago

Was using phpBB, but then there was a lot of issues, security issues, then I moved to SMF.. and for many years I use SMF now. It's free, plenty plugins, templates, etc. they have a good community for help.

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