Licence: Open Source
phpBB is the most widely used open source online bulletin board. Used by millions, with phpBB users can easily create a forum style website with a number of different features.
Sites such as AdBlock Plus have as many as 10 million daily users and over 100 thousand extension downloads daily, use phpBB to support their users.
- As the name suggests phpBB is entirely written using PHP
- Since phpBB is compatible with UTF-8, phpBB ensures compatibility with almost every language worldwide
- Multiple styles can be installed to the board meaning a user can choose which he or she likes the most giving users a more personal experience
- A hashing system is used before passwords are entered into the system to ensure maximum security
- phpBB uses CAPTCHAs during registration, including Google’s reCAPTCHA
- To prevent spam phpBB provides the option to limit the number of posts or personal messages sent in a given time period
- Designated administrators or moderators have the power to permanently ban or suspend users
- Administrators and moderators are also able to send users warnings which can be set to expire automatically
- Users will have the ability to flag abusive content for moderators
phpBB supports a wide variety of database storage servers, including:
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Oracle Database