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PhpBB slow ?

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:43 pm
by sigo1
I've been hearing some stuff (probably from haters) that Phpbb is slow and heavy and it makes your forum slow for users . Is this true ? and why . for example are there certain things that makes a Phpbb forum slow ?

Re: PhpBB slow ?

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:47 pm
by ckwalsh
Not really. phpBB is one of the faster bulletin board systems.

Here's some analysis I did of various systems (yes, it's outdated, but I'm working on improving it soon (new design, adding xenforo, doing some more comprehensive tests, etc)) that shows phpBB may not be the fastest in all situations, but is certainly faster than heavier boards such as vBulletin or Invision Power Board.

Re: PhpBB slow ?

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:24 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
This board is an example of how phpbb is not "slow". Look at the size of this board and how much traffic it gets on an hourly basis. A "slow" script couldn't handle it at all.

ok, you have now found out that phpbb is not a security risk, is not a bloated, slow script etc. etc.

Forget all the crap you read at those other boards and just get on with enjoying the best bulletin board script out there, free or paid.

( do I get any bertie points for that? ;) )