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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby Obsidian » 07 Aug 2010, 00:19

MSSQL is quite a powerful database system, but a pain to configure, from what I've heard.
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby Krupski » 07 Aug 2010, 09:42

Hank the Cowdog wrote:I'm afraid it does. :this: "Microsoft SQL Server."


OK now I'm confused. If MSSQL is a Microsoft product, I would assume that it only runs on Windows...

If that assumption is true, and if MySQL is "Going the way of the dinosaur", then does this mean I'll be forced to run a WINDOWS server in order to run a board? :beg: please say it ain't so!
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby sajaki » 08 Aug 2010, 15:54

Oracle is never just going to drop MySQL.

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/mysql/index.html
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/mysql/mysqlcommunityserver/index.html

In fact, having worked for decades with Oracle products, i'm actually quite content with mySQL being under Oracle's hood.

By the way, phpBB also runs fine under Oracle10g. i've tested it once and it works flawlessly.

And yes, MSSQL *is* a pain to configure.
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby onehundredandtwo » 09 Aug 2010, 02:08

Krupski wrote:OK now I'm confused. If MSSQL is a Microsoft product, I would assume that it only runs on Windows...

If that assumption is true, and if MySQL is "Going the way of the dinosaur", then does this mean I'll be forced to run a WINDOWS server in order to run a board? :beg: please say it ain't so!

There are other cross-platform database systems available, such as PostgreSQL and SQLite.
IIRC there was a bit of discussion about this when Sun was bought by Oracle, and PostgreSQL seems to be the best alternative from what I've heard.
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby wadie » 09 Aug 2010, 04:44

Back to topic..I actually prefer IPB than vBulletin !
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby Obsidian » 09 Aug 2010, 12:52

sajaki wrote:Oracle is never just going to drop MySQL.


I laughed.

Oracle will drop MySQL when it makes them a profit, enough said.
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Krupski wrote:OK now I'm confused. If MSSQL is a Microsoft product, I would assume that it only runs on Windows...

If that assumption is true, and if MySQL is "Going the way of the dinosaur", then does this mean I'll be forced to run a WINDOWS server in order to run a board? :beg: please say it ain't so!

There are other cross-platform database systems available, such as PostgreSQL and SQLite.
IIRC there was a bit of discussion about this when Sun was bought by Oracle, and PostgreSQL seems to be the best alternative from what I've heard.


Same. PostgreSQL is also growing quite quickly, which could help it out tremendously.
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby Bernando » 17 Aug 2010, 16:14

wadie wrote:Back to topic..I actually prefer IPB than vBulletin !

yes me too
but i think IP Board is so heavy now (for 3.1.2)
I had installed IP.Board on my shared hosting
it says at least RAM requirement 128 MB
and this not happened when i install VB
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby wadie » 26 Aug 2010, 16:00

Bernando wrote:
wadie wrote:Back to topic..I actually prefer IPB than vBulletin !

yes me too
but i think IP Board is so heavy now (for 3.1.2)
I had installed IP.Board on my shared hosting
it says at least RAM requirement 128 MB
and this not happened when i install VB

Yes it is heavy with many useless features..they almost made it like Facebook !
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby Bondgamer » 21 Sep 2010, 23:54

There are two advantages vBulletin has over phpBB.

1) The moderation and permission system is easier to use and understand.
2) Modifications are easy to install.

It is unfortunate that only now phpBB3 is getting AutoMod and allowing you to add MODs without having to touch a FTP client. This should have been built in at launch in my opinion.
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Re: VBulletin - why do people use it?

Postby Obsidian » 29 Sep 2010, 23:35

Bondgamer wrote:There are two advantages vBulletin has over phpBB.

1) The moderation and permission system is easier to use and understand.
2) Modifications are easy to install.

It is unfortunate that only now phpBB3 is getting AutoMod and allowing you to add MODs without having to touch a FTP client. This should have been built in at launch in my opinion.


Might I bring up how long it took AutoMOD to stabilize? It would have delayed the launch into a ridiculously far-off date.
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