Compare E-Blah vs JavaBB vs PhpBB 2 vs UBB.threads

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E-Blah Logo
E-Blah
JavaBB Logo
JavaBB
PhpBB 2 Logo
PhpBB 2
UBB.threads Logo
UBB.threads
Version 10.3.6 0.9 2.0.21 7.5.6
Last Release August 9, 2008 April 10, 2009 06/08/2006 August 22nd, 2010
GPL License GPL License GPL License Proprietary License
Price Free Free Free Standard $139 / Silver $499 / Gold $725
Resources
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use
Installation Long & Difficult Long & Difficult Easy to Do Easy to Do
Administration Efficient & Fast Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast
Community Size Small Community Medium Community Huge Community Big Community
Our Opinion
User Reviews
5/10 (12 votes)
5.5/10 (32 votes)
6.5/10 (89 votes)
8.7/10 (108 votes)
Demonstration
Server Requirements E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JBoss
  • JoNas
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Perl
  • Java 1.4 - J2EE
  • Java 6 - JEE
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
No.
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Access
  • MySQL
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
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
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
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
No Yes Yes Yes
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
No.
Supported Languages:
German
Danish
French
Dutch
English (British)
English (American)
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No.
  • iPhoneiPhone
No.
Distribution No. No.
  • Apple Store
No.
Threads / Topics E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Flat Flat Flat Flat/Threaded
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
- - - -
Yes Yes - Yes
Yes No Yes Yes
- - - -
No No - No
Yes No - Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
- - - -
Forum Posts E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
- - - -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Yes Plugin -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No Plugin No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Attachment No. No. No. No.
Embedded Videos No. No. No. No.
Forum Features E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Yes No Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No
Yes No No Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technical Features E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
No. No.
  • Portal
  • Pictures Album Manager
No.
  • RSS 2.0
No. No.
No Yes No Yes
No. No. No. No.
Cache System Yes No No Yes
No.
  • Velocity
No.
  • Smarty
Post By Email - - - -
User Profiles &
Options
E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Signatures Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Selectable
Themes
- - - -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export
Private Messages
No No No No
Payment
Subscriptions
No - Plugin Yes
Security & Spam
Protection
No Yes No Yes
CAPTCHA Complexity
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - - -
No Yes Yes Yes
User Blacklist Yes No Yes No
IP Blocking No Yes Yes No
Customization E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Yes No Yes No
Plugin Installation
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom BBCodes Yes No Yes Yes
Custom Emoticons Yes - Yes Yes
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No Plugin Yes
Custom
Profile Fields
No No Plugin Yes
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. No. No.
No. No.
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
No.
No. No. No. No.
Content Aggregation No. No. No. No.
Moderation &
Threads Management
E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Moderation No. No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No.
Moderator
per Section
Yes No No Yes
Global Moderator Yes No No Yes
Move Threads Yes No Yes Yes
Shadow Topics Yes No - Yes
Close/Lock Threads Yes No Yes Yes
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Registration No. No. No. No.
- - - -
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Send Warnings
to Users
No No No No
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes No Yes Yes
Mass Mailing Yes No Yes Yes
Installation &
Upgrading
E-Blah JavaBB PhpBB 2 UBB.threads
Installation Method Installation Wizard Manual Installation Installation Wizard Installation Wizard
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard
Update
Notifications
Yes No No Yes
Forum Migration - - - -
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No Yes Yes
Prune Database Yes No Yes Yes
Restore Database No No No No
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes Yes No
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes No No -
Tasks Scheduler No No No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • HTML 4.0
  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
  • CSS 1
  • CSS 2
  • A
  • A
No.
  • A
No No Yes Yes
No No Yes Yes
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