Hi guys, just figured you guys would have some great input on this.
I currently run a phpBB forum of about 18,000 members, and 700,000+ posts. I was going to switch to IPB since I want more control, attachement uploading, and sub-forums.
Ive been looking for good templates for IPB, and there just sint really anything I like. But, I LOVE soem fo the templates offered for VB. So now Im thinking about switching to VB.
The VB license is $160, and install is around $130 I believe. Would I be able to install VB myself if I was able to install phpBB myself? I dont have any experience with VB. Also, how hard would it be to convert phpBB to VB? Are there converters available? I really dont want to pay $130 for them to install it.
Once you have made a backup, and a backup is important, a lot of the convertors are webbased, so you can just uplaod a php file, give it the details and it will convert it to a VB database for you, dont think you will need ssh access.
I've never done phpbb to vb, but i have done others and it was farly stright forward.
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VB has converters available in the members area, and they're pretty simple to use. I'd recommend a bit of practice before making it a live conversion, since using the IMPEX (VB import/export) system can be a little tricky the first time. I've done a number of these conversions, and you can run it pulling the old data from a live database or from a dump.
If you have specific questions about the process, or get stuck, just ask.
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