What is phpBB?
Quite simply, phpBB is a piece of software (or a large complex script) which, once installed is a forum. A forum is basically a method which allows users to register and post questions, their reviews or thoughts on their specified subject. Forums tend to be focused on a theme or genre to avoid spamming and content which is not relevant to the site/domain. Forums are usually found on websites to provide support for their products or services or to talk and discuss about specific themes such as search engine optimisation.
Why is it called phpBB?
As previously mentioned, phpBB is a piece of forum software. An acronym for forum is Bulletin Board or BB for short. phpBB is built using a server side language called Hypertext Pre Processer, otherwise known as php. Combining these two abbreviations together forms phpBB and turns out to be an easy to remember and relevant software name.
More information about phpBB
phpBB happens to be a piece of software released under the GNU General Public License. This means that it is an open source project that is free to run and use providing you keep appropriate copyright notices in tact. Being open source and released under the General Public License allows for three positive reasons to use it which are as follows:
phpBB 3 AKA Olympus has even more features that phpBB version 2 does not have including but not limited to:
It is recommended however, that a combination of PHP and mySQL is used and these are the two applications that are usually used together throughout the web. phpBB has a very powerful feature. It allows to keep HTML and PHP completely seperate. This is done by a template engine and is beneficial for designers who are worried about messing up HTML or other code they do not understand.
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