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  • What is IPB?

    In some of the threads regarding 4.0 IPB was mentioned a few times and it sounded like another forum software. Is this what they were talking about?

    Any suggestion where to learn more about that software? reviews, feedback, sites running it...

    I apologize in advance if this is a rude question on

    Another question. Many seem to be discussing "IB" as if they own vBulletin. Is this the IB they are talking about? I do not normally follow these types of things.

  • #2
    IPB is a product from IPS

    vBulletin is a product from Jelsoft

    Jelsoft is a UK company, acquired by IB

    IB is short for Internet Brands (NASDAQ: INET) and has NOTHING to do with IPB or IPS.

    I hope that clears it up.


    • #3
      IPB is commercial software, just like vB. It competes with other commercial software like UBB.threads, Burning Board, etc.

      IPB is very good software and I recommend demoing it, but you'll find that it's not really any better than vBulletin, as both are very similar in terms of feature sets and what you can do with them.

      I'd recommend you try out both vB and IPB extensively and then pick the one you like better. vB is more popular in terms of market share, though, and has been around longer. Most people consider vB the "industry standard," although it's really your decision in the end.


      • #4
        Thank you, now I understand.


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