Topic: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

Can anyone point me to a forum comparison (phpBB, vBulletin, SMF, etc.) that provides hard data on performance and server load?  Do the devs here make any comparison to see if they're 'on the right track'?

http://www.forummatrix.org/ provides feature comparison, but no indication of performance (although they use PunBB for their own forum, which is a nice endorsement).

Also, is comparison of hits at http://securityvulns.com/ a fair measure of security?

phpBB = 1690
vBulletin = 678
PunBB = 230

Or is the low score for PunBB simply a product of it being less popular than the 'bigger' forums?

Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

i hope these bugs are corrected : http://securityvulns.com/exploits/?keyword=punbb

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Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

DavidONE wrote:

Can anyone point me to a forum comparison (phpBB, vBulletin, SMF, etc.) that provides hard data on performance and server load?  Do the devs here make any comparison to see if they're 'on the right track'?

http://www.forummatrix.org/ provides feature comparison, but no indication of performance (although they use PunBB for their own forum, which is a nice endorsement).

Also, is comparison of hits at http://securityvulns.com/ a fair measure of security?

phpBB = 1690
vBulletin = 678
PunBB = 230

Or is the low score for PunBB simply a product of it being less popular than the 'bigger' forums?

where is the comparasion page

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Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

As far as I can see the reports on that site have all been fixed.

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Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

Fixed as in repaired, or fixed as in 'not quite truthful'?

6 (edited by yemgi 2008-03-26 16:54)

Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

They have been fixed by 1.2.15 and 1.2.13 respectively

Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

I don't think anyone has done an official set of benchmarks, but I can safely say that PunBB is fairly fast. tongue

As for security vulnerabilities, I have never heard of the site you pointed out. Looking at it, it seems like nothing more than a fairly poor attempt to syndicate content from various other, more legitimate, sources in order to garner hits. SecurityFocus and Secunia are better sources for this information.

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Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

Punbb is the fastest forum system ever.

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Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

elbekko wrote:

As far as I can see the reports on that site have all been fixed.

Just realised you were referring to security/bug reports. I thought you meant reports as in performance based, originally. big_smile

Re: Forum performance / server load / security comparison

NiCk Newman wrote:

Punbb is the fastest forum system ever.

No, not at all. It's quite easy to make a less resource "heavy" forum, but it won't be as feature "rich".

(Dämmn, it feels weird talking about PunBB like it's some kind of resource hog)