vBulletin and phpBB are considered to be very favoured, powerful and user-friendly forum platforms. That is why we are going to compare these two boards in order to define the one which will suit your needs to a tee.
vBulletin is a commercial software, with means that if you want to use it as a platform for your forum, then you should pay for it. Its price varies from $249 (includes free forum support for life of vBulletin 5 Connect and one month of ticket support) to $399 (includes native iOS and Android mobile apps for your site). The most prominent feature of vBulletin is its 24/7 support. You don’t need to look for the answers to your questions by yourself, all you have to do is to ask them in an appropriate place. But nevertheless, some people consider this software to be too attractive for spammy posts and when the new version is released, it is necessary to update your current vBulletin forum. So, before choosing vBulletin to create a board on, you should think twice.
While speaking about phpBB, it should be mentioned that it is a free forum platform. It is a quite simple software, so that everyone can use it. This board provides you with an extensive range of additional management functions, for instance, a highly customisable permissions creator, additional security for the utilizer registration and user ban management. With phpBB it is possible to create the connection between your forum and a website. So, you can have both: a forum and a site.
If you want to find out more structural information about these two platforms, then this infographic will be very useful for you. It will provide you with some facts about these boards and it will also show you the fully automated way of vBulletin to phpBB migration. With CMS2CMS tool you will be able to perform this conversion very fast and effortlessly and you will enjoy your new discussion board in a few minutes.
So, if you have decided to convert your vBulletin forum to phpBB, then just start a free Demo Migration and you will be able to see how the service works and to calculate the cost of the vBulletin to phpBB migration.
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