Ten of the Best Forum Scripts Based around PHP & Perl

When you are looking to set up a new website, you might consider starting a forum website. Even if you have a website already, you may consider adding a forum to it, so that your users can chat with each other and you can possibly make more money. If you wish to do this, then the first thing you need to do is to actually decide which forum script you are going to use. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages and choosing a good one can be a pain. We have therefore created a list of ten forum scripts that we think are the best.

1. PhpBB

This is one of the most popular forum scripts and it has come far since its creation in the year 2000. Click here to visit the website.

2. Simple Machines Forum

You may not have heard of this one but it is great. Basically it is a free forum script that is extremely professional. Click here to visit the website.

3. PunBB

This forum script is a PHP powered script and is quite lightweight compared with some of the others. Click here to visit the website.

4. Vanilla1

This is an open source forum script that has many features such as different languages and many others. Click here to visit the website.

5. SEO-Board

This forum software it extremely fast and it optimsied specifically for search engines. Click here to visit the website.

6. Aterr

This is another open source forum script that is a threaded forum system. Click here to visit the website.

7. Unclassified Newsboard

This is a PHP based, open source and free forum script that acts as an internet bulletin board. Click here to visit the website.

8. bbPress

This is a very plain and easy to use forum script that has been designed specifically to be easy to use and maintain. Click here to visit the website.

9. FluxBB

This is a great open source forum script that is very fast and user friendly. Click here to visit the website.

10. iKonBoard

This is a very high profile web bulletin board script and is extremely unique. Click here to visit the website.