Compare Beehive Forum vs PhpBB 3

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Version 0.9.1 3.1.2 --
Last Release July 15, 2009 November, 25 2014 --
GPL License GPL License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Normal Perfection --
Installation Long & Difficult Fast & Simple --
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Small Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
8.4/10 (95 votes)
8.4/10 (832 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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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
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
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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
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  • Javascript
  • AJAX
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
German
French
English (British)
English (American)
Supported Languages:
Albanian
Basque
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Spanish
Finnish
French
Galician
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Persian
Italian
Japanese
Kurdish
Lithuanian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Sindhi
Slovak
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
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.
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Nokia Ovi Store
  • BlackBerry App World
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Threads / Topics Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
Flat Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
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- Plugin --
No Yes --
No Yes --
- - --
No Plugin --
No No --
Yes Yes --
- Yes --
Forum Posts Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Yes Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Yes Plugin --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
No. --
  • RSS 1.0
  • ATOM 1.0
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No Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System No Yes --
No.
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email - No --
User Profiles &
Options
Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes Yes --
Payment
Subscriptions
No No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist No Yes --
IP Blocking No Yes --
Customization Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
No Yes
~433 Available Plugins.
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Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes
~525 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes No Yes --
Custom Emoticons - Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Patch Yes --
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No.
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
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No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
No Yes --
Global Moderator No Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics No Yes --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- Yes --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes --
Access Control List No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing No Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Beehive Forum PhpBB 3
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading 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 Strict
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
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No Yes --
No Yes --
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