vBulletin Introduction - a Beginner's Guide

2014-05-02 06:06 Posted by: David, Max in Web Development, Tutorials Go to Comment

vBulletin (vB) is a commercial Internet forum software written in PHP and uses a MySQL database server. It’s developed by Jelsoft enterprises limited, a UK based company. Since the initial release of the vBulletin product in 2000, there have been enhance such as CMS feature, with which your users could write and publish article to make your site a real Web 2.0 community. As the best forum available in the industry, vBulletin is widely used by small to middle size business, and enterprise.

vBulletin Suites and Features

The latest version of vBulletin now is V4.x, and was released with 2 packages to meet different level of customers’ needs. For “4.x Forum”, only Forum feature will be offered, and in “4.0 Publishing Suite”, you could see the CMS feature like Page Publishing, Article Publishing, Single Sign on, Community Management Tools, and more. vBulletin also release a “Mobile Suite” which could be used if you want to empower your users to interact with your community via custom-branded iPhone and Android apps. If you are interested in creating your own online forums, discussion boards or Web 2.0 community then vBulletin is the software that can help you in getting the output.

vBulletin Resource

  1. vBulletin Official site is the place you go for vBulletin software. As a commercial application, you could get much better support than any other open source application at their vBulletin Forum.
  2. vBulletin Hosting from HostUCan is the best place for you to find and review a web hosting for vBulletin, you could also find vBulletin Hosting Forum here for people discuss about all vBulletin hosting environment related issues.
  3. As a commercial applications, vBulletin comes with pretty comprehensive features to support the needs from their customers. Most of 3rd-party add-on are about how to integrate vBulletin with the other applications, such as Drupal, Joomla etc. For the detail of this, you should refer to the official sites of the relevant applications
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