Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1

    Fastest forum software: phpBB, VB, or IPB?

    What is the fastest software? If someone could provide me with some links to tests or experiments run, that'd be great.... there seems no solid defination on what forum software runs the fastest......

    I would guess phpBB is the fastest, but I have no proof. Anyways, thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    373
    I have used phpbb and now I use vb. I think vb runs faster for the amount of features and information is processes.
    Jamie
    RadicalV.com High Velocity Hosting Services - Since 1999
    Hsphere Linux & Windows Hosting ~ Automated Reseller Plans ~ EasyApp Collection

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    120
    I would think in open source context, phpBB. In paid context, vB.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    162
    If you don't add mods, I think they're very close. You'd have to try all three on the same server to really know.
    bigwrench

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    opposite lock
    Posts
    934
    i think vb is without a doubt faster. fast enough to justify the cost? maybe?
    jubba joo!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    115
    i think ipb is the fastest of the three. vb is slightly slower but it has more features. phpbb is last without a doubt

  7. #7
    Is there any articles on the net that debate this? Or that have actual proof behind their reasonings?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,026
    i like phpBB a lot, mainly because its GPL.

    phorum is faster than all of those three, however.
    Gone.

  9. #9
    Is there any articles that are on the net that actually have any proof or timings or anything?

  10. #10
    All those opinions are baseless.
    To compare speed you should check what software is used by largest forums: http://www.big-boards.com/

    largest phpBB is 4th in that list,
    largest vBulletin is 15th,
    largest IPB is 127th

  11. #11
    phpBB all the way. Although I do reccomend you vBulletin. vBulletin makes it very easy to modify and update templates.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    115
    cyberalien, how does how many posts a forum has determine it's speed? the title of this topic is which forum is the fastest

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    162
    If you sort by message traffic, you'll see that vBulletin is the most used across big boards. phpBB and IPB trail behind about evenly.
    bigwrench

  14. #14
    Originally posted by Rahde
    cyberalien, how does how many posts a forum has determine it's speed? the title of this topic is which forum is the fastest
    It simply shows what forums are capable of holding many users/posts. vBulletin and phpBB are used on large boards and can handle large load, Invision can't.

  15. #15
    Thanks CyberAlien, that link provided useful.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    115
    cyberalien, that proves nada
    phpbb and vbulletin have been around for much much longer than invisionboard so obviously older boards will be using one of those two forums and have more posts.

    if all 3 forums were released at the same time, then those stats could be used to compared which "big boards" use what. also being able to handle large loads depends on the server, not as much as the forum software. all 3 are php and mysql so i don't see how you got your logic

  17. #17
    at least i have some logic. other posts don't have any logic at all - just post their opinions.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Kenilworth, IL
    Posts
    672
    IMHO vB is the best.. IPB is the fastest.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    237
    I definitely prefer vb from what I've used so far

    the vb hacking resources are amazing, too

  20. #20
    The load for number of posts is really a function of your database server.

    The frequency of posts, however, is a function of your bulletin board.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Andromeda, DQ3XR13
    Posts
    159
    You may want to include www.simplemachines.org in the mix... not an official release yet but beta seems very fast IMO.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Downunder
    Posts
    136
    I think IPB is better than phpBB.I have never tried VB .
    "life is like a mail
    sometimes u just dont get it"

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •