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Version 0.9.1 1.6.12 1.4.2 -
Last Release July 15, 2009 December 16, 2013 August 12, 2008 -
GPL License GPL License GPL License -
Price Free Free Free -
Resources -
Normal Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Long & Difficult Easy to Do Easy to Do -
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Small Community Big Community Medium Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
8.3/10 (92 votes)
9.2/10 (1952 votes)
4/10 (11 votes)
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Server Requirements Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
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Browsers & Clients
Requirements
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
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  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes Yes -
Languages
Supported Languages:
German
French
English (British)
English (American)
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Estonian
Spanish
French
Greek
Hungarian
Persian
Dutch
Urdu
Polish
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Turkish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
  • Symbian Phones <em>(Nokia)</em>Symbian Phones (Nokia)
  • HP WebOS <em>(ex-Palm)</em>HP WebOS (ex-Palm)
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Distribution No.
  • Web Application
No. -
Threads / Topics Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
Flat Flat/Threaded -
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
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No Yes - -
No Yes - -
- Yes - -
No No - -
No Yes - -
Yes Yes - -
- Yes - -
Forum Posts Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Yes Plugin - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes - -
No Plugin - -
Yes Yes - -
Yes Yes - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes No -
No Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes - -
Technical Features Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Portal
  • Wiki
  • Blog
  • Downloads Manager
No. -
  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No Yes - -
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Cache System No Yes - -
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
No. -
Post By Email - Plugin - -
User Profiles &
Options
Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes - -
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
Yes Yes - -
Payment
Subscriptions
No Plugin - -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes No -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No - -
Yes Yes No -
User Blacklist No Yes Yes -
IP Blocking No Yes Yes -
Customization Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
No Yes
~495 Available Plugins.
Yes -
Plugin Installation [++[ Easy -
Yes Yes
~270 Available Themes.
Yes -
Custom BBCodes No Yes No -
Custom Emoticons - Yes No -
Custom
Thread Icons
Patch Yes - -
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes - -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. -
No. No. No. -
No. No. No. -
Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
No Yes No -
Global Moderator No Yes No -
Move Threads Yes Yes - -
Shadow Topics No Yes - -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes - -
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes No -
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- Plugin - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes No -
Access Control List No Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Mass Mailing No Yes - -
Installation &
Upgrading
Beehive Forum MyBB Quicksilver Forums
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard -
Update
Notifications
No Yes - -
Forum Migration No Yes - -
Database
Management
Backup Database No Yes - -
Prune Database No Yes - -
Restore Database No Yes - -
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes - -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes - -
Tasks Scheduler No Yes - -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • Frameset HTML
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.1 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
  • A
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No Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
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