There has been a strong competition between vBulletin forum application and the IPB application since longtime. These are two of the widely used forum applications chosen by webmasters. The following information offers a brief understanding and the difference between the two, which must help you choose an ideal solution for starting your own forum based website.
Advantages : vBulletin vs IPB Forum application
|Offers an ability to the users to start a poll and track them on user-to-user basis||Compatible with MySQL, MSSQL and Oracle databases|
|Compatible with XHTML||Users can customize the attachment placement|
|Admins can keep a track of user logging||Hot topics are displayed in searches|
|Drafted messages are allowed to post||Enables users to set different forum rules|
|One can track particular member participation||Users can post address books, message drafts and attachments in private messages|
|Offers simple to use plugin installer||Users can be banned based upon the email address|
Disadvantages : vBulletin and IPB Forum application
|Costlier than IPB||Users need to pay for add-on modules for integration with other applications|
|Users need to pay for add-on modules for integrating applications with vBulletin||Some difference in operability is seen in different versions.|
|Incompatible with MSSQL or Oracle databases. Users need to stick to MySQL only.||Users need to pay for the drivers for MSSQL and Oracle|
|Cannot attach files in private messages||Inability to install skins or themes instantly.|
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