What is phpBB?
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB 3.0 "Olympus" has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.
With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB will grow with, and complement your website. With millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
Newer users will appreciate phpBB's extensive administration panel, which 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.
No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Best of all, phpBB is completely free.
* Professional-quality modular design
* High security, password hashing, permanent and temporary bans
* Multi-language interface
* Support of multitude of database servers, backups and restore
* Complete layout customisation
* Low execution overhead
* Support UTF-8, User Preferences, Moderation, Administration, Search Engine spider Handling, Unread message tracking, private message system, statistics
* Anti-Spam (CAPTCHA, Warnings, User logging, Report Posts, Post Moderation, Suspension, Blacklist, ACLs, Flood Control)
* Registration (Set min/max Username and Password Length, Force Password Change, Allow/Disallow email address re-usage, COPPA Registration, Limit Registration Attempts)
* Posting (BBCode, HTML in posts, Emoticons, Quoting, Word Censors, Syntax Highlighting, Polls, Attachments)
* Caching (Database query caching, Template caching, Arbitrary data, Manual cache refreshing)
* Custom Profile Fields
* Customised Search
* Forum (Rules, Prunning, Subscribe, Bookmark, Topic sorting, Subforums)
* User Control Panel (Avatar, Signatures, Ranks, Online List)
* Private Messaging
* Moderation and Admin Control Panels
* and many, many more...