If you need to build a community forum, try phpBB. First released in 2000, phpBB is a bulletin board solution that allows you to create forums and subforums. phpBB supports the notion of users and groups, file attachments, full-text search, notifications and more. Hundreds of modifications are available including themes, communications add-ons, spam management and more.
Why use the Bitnami phpBB Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run phpBB in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami phpBB Stack is:
We track every release of phpBB and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of phpBB as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying phpBB or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami phpBB Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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phpBB is an easy to use, easy to manage Bulletin Board App that gives developers yet another Powerful Tool to use. Keep up the good work Bitnami !!!
I've used several packages, but I continually come back to phpbb. It's not the best, it's just one of the easiest to customize. It needs work, but it is simple to reconfigure for your own purposes.
I have been really impressed with this stack. I was up and running in no time. Both bitnami and phpbb deserve credit for their software both individually and when working together like this.
I am building a forum based site and after trying lots of the competition, i have gone with this one. Easy to customize especially when using firebug. I like the feel of it and there are some nice free extensions/mods out there which work well.