A forum is a place where people have the ability to start communications and reply to other people’s discussion. Forum is an online discussion group or discussion area on a website. To become a member of the community in the forum you should registration first and input the user name and password then forum members can post discussions, read and respond to posts by other forum members which is visible to everyone in that community. Thus, a discussion can build up without all users having to be online at the same time. An Internet forum is an online community or a virtual community. An Internet forum is also known as message board, discussion group, online services, bulletin board services, threaded discussions, conferences or web forum. This service provide a variety of forums, in which participants with common interests can exchange open messages. An Internet forum usually allows all members to make posts and start new topics. When two or more member logged in then they can discuss or post forum at the same time.
PhpBB (PHP Bulletin Board) is a popular, most powerful and commonly used Internet forum systems. It is free open source and available under the GNU (General Public License). PhpBB is easy to install and administer and this application allows more flexibility in terms of design and organization. It is built on php and MySQL. It has a large database of modifications that can be installed, can be edited and languages sets that also can be added. PhpBB can create unlimited number of forums and categories, word sensors, mass emailing, set permissions, polls, smilies and much more things. By this application it is easy-to-work-with administration panel. It is the most widely used IMB (Internet Message Board). It allows the customization of even the most intricate features without having to edit code directly while advanced users will value the ease with which phpBB can be integrated into existing systems. Now a days millions of people use phpBB on a daily basis, making it the most widely used open source bulletin board system in the world.
MyBB (MyBBoard or MyBulletinBoard) is a powerful, efficient, most amazing free forum bulletin board software which is uses PHP and MySQL for developed. MyBB uses a standard discussion board structure, so that visitors will feel familiar with the way MyBB works. Visitors can use the MyBB user control panel to change the way they view discussions. They can also easily start and reply to discussions and markup their posts. The forum administrators and moderators can use MyBB’s inline editing and moderation features to control discussion and keep the forum tidy. There are some advantage to use MyBB such as Calendar and Events functionality, Configurable Search Engine Detection, Search Engine Friendly URLs, Task Scheduling, Warning System and Build-in template and theme editor. MyBB also provide a wide variety of useful features that make unique.