What Forum Software should I use?
What are the best (and most widely used) Linux-based message board softwares, and the pros and cons of each. e.g. Security Vulnerabilities, Performance on a cheap server, comes pre-packaged [RPM or DEB].
I am looking for the best message board software for my website. A VPS can run almost any software, so the sky is the limit!
- Free, doesn't require unreasonable number of hyperlinks to their website
- Security focused / Widely Used, vulnerabilities are found and fixed quick
- Easy to keep up-to-date, i.e. prepackaged / auto-update in some way
- Moderator features [like pinning / message preamble], account management
- Themeable, customize appearance a bit
The contenders appear to be
- phpBB - Undeniably popular, modular.
- MyBB - Used to be commercial, great features. LGPL