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    Quote Originally Posted by anantshri View Post
    i know about litesoft.

    will have a look at it.

    There is a discussion on other famous webmaster forums for this; seems that they are not very much impressed as they think it is a part of MyBB

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeOne View Post
    There is a discussion on other famous webmaster forums for this; seems that they are not very much impressed as they think it is a part of MyBB

    G!

    that i have also seen recently its actually a fork of myBB.

    not sure if all upgrades of MyBB will be incorporated or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeOne View Post

    Yes i am... when they first started it was named lite bulletin..later they changed

  4. People usually recommend IPB as the best alternative to vBulletin,but as it also costs quite a bit,I can really recommend SMF.
    I recommend it because it has a lot of built in functionality that phpBB doesn't offer out of the box,even thought all of this can be easily added with a few "hacks" they tend to draw heavily on system resources,you wont notice this on a small site,but if you have a lot of traffic ,it could increase your hosting costs quite a bit.
    The other reason is,and this is from my point of view at least,but SMF seems to be more secure than phpBB, I haven't been in the forum scene for a while,but a few years back,SMF was a lot more secure than phpBB,hope this helps you.

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    Antony

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtoni View Post
    People usually recommend IPB as the best alternative to vBulletin,but as it also costs quite a bit,I can really recommend SMF.
    I recommend it because it has a lot of built in functionality that phpBB doesn't offer out of the box,even thought all of this can be easily added with a few "hacks" they tend to draw heavily on system resources,you wont notice this on a small site,but if you have a lot of traffic ,it could increase your hosting costs quite a bit.
    The other reason is,and this is from my point of view at least,but SMF seems to be more secure than phpBB, I haven't been in the forum scene for a while,but a few years back,SMF was a lot more secure than phpBB,hope this helps you.

    Kind Regards

    Antony
    thanks for the reply.

    do you have any idea or have used MyBB, what's your opinion on that.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by anantshri View Post
    thanks for the reply.

    do you have any idea or have used MyBB, what's your opinion on that.
    I didn't personally but a friend of mine once recommended it to me,but I wouldn't recommend it to you,and I will tell you why.If you are aiming high with your forum,over the course of time,you might be sorry that you made this choice,because of lack of functionality,lack on support,security etc...but you get the point,phpBB has been around for years now,and it has a HUGE user base,vBulletin has its own dedicated support,SMF also has a massive community,and is very sure (at least i think so) on its own,in fact,during my time as a script kiddie,I had a harder time taking down SMF than vBulletin sites,somehow there was always a exploit for vBulletin here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtoni View Post
    I didn't personally but a friend of mine once recommended it to me,but I wouldn't recommend it to you,and I will tell you why.If you are aiming high with your forum,over the course of time,you might be sorry that you made this choice,because of lack of functionality,lack on support,security etc...but you get the point,phpBB has been around for years now,and it has a HUGE user base,vBulletin has its own dedicated support,SMF also has a massive community,and is very sure (at least i think so) on its own,in fact,during my time as a script kiddie,I had a harder time taking down SMF than vBulletin sites,somehow there was always a exploit for vBulletin here and there.

    thats true.....

    i personally haven't use smf... but i have seen people using that and its great...

    any source of getting best smf themes?? i will try it by next week.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by solidstate View Post
    thats true.....

    i personally haven't use smf... but i have seen people using that and its great...

    any source of getting best smf themes?? i will try it by next week.
    Their official site seems to have some of the best,take a look,or just Google it

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    Vanilla 2 Forum is a good light weigh alternative. Easy to use, but light on features.

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    well i have used vbulletin as a admin once and mybb and smf self installed.
    I will tell my opinion about that.Vbulletin is best as i know but really saying i don't like it's features like one license per site(if you are a student like me then i wish that u should look for alternatives or use a modded one by a good coder on a offshore hosting and when you get enough money then buy a license and then restore your site there)
    Or about other scripts here are some things that i have observed.
    MYBB :-
    Cara-Install-CMS-MyBB-Pada-Hostingan.gif
    best for newbie but knowing a small coding too.
    fast loading speed
    quality plugins
    need to make some setting to enhance security otherwise some problem with security(i can say i get a Phd in it now)
    vbulletin like look
    many themes available

    SMF:-
    smf-logo.jpg
    best secure forum script(better than vbulletin)
    Many hacks available to enhance admin experience
    Not mobile friendly (sometimes login problems from opera mini)
    Nice themes
    Takes a bit of server load so not good for shared hosting if traffic is like 400 visitors online

    well as you said u r a coder i would suggest go for MYBB.
    Note:-I was away from net for a whole year and more so things might have changed.
    Last edited by shadowking; 30 May, 2012 at 13:26 PM. Reason: more interesting

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