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  • Xiaoyu
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    Be sure to install a PHP accelerator. After a wide research, I find that the reason why vB is a little slower is that functions.php is too big. PHP costs lots of resourse to parse it. If you install a accelerator, the byte codes are cached and functions.php has no need to parse again.
    Recommended accelerator is eAccelerator. Zend Optimizer has no use.

    Also you'd better to move attachments/avatars to filesystem to reduce database size. It'll make the less DB load.

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  • Beaker
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    i am in the process of moving my forums from IPB to vB. I wanted to update them and had the option of paying for IPB or paying for vB.

    vB is more reliable, more robust and far better from an admin stand point. At the moment i'm just prepping the "new" site and sorting out theskins. impex worked a charm fro importing, though reordeing ~100 forums was a real pain at least you only have to do it once.

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  • Matt2405
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    I changed from IPB about a year ago, vB all the way. It is so much easier to skin and modify.

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  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by Zachery
    I've never seen vBulletin be "slower" persay. There are alot of factors that play into how fastly a forum is displayed, including server load, server bandwithload, your own bandwith. How graphic heavy your site is ect ect.

    The day vB3 was released in beta, and again when it was gold, the server was swapmed, and the load barely budged
    If I load a default install of IPB and a default install of vB onto my server, the vB is slightly slower. Not by much. What I do notice is that as the database gets bigger vB does seem to slow down perceptibly, although again it's not such that an average user would notice, and if it was on a dedicated server it would be even less noticeable.

    (My current production site is not a fair example as I've made it slightly more graphically intensive than a default vB)

    However, the difference really is tiny, and I'm afraid vB beats Invision on pretty much every other front, so it'll be vB til I die for me.
    Last edited by Mark.B; Sun 20 Feb '05, 3:07am.

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  • Unmutual
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    A few members have picked up on vB been slightly slower than IPB since I converted.
    My answer is always the same.....it may be slightly slower, but it's still a damn site quicker than you can type!

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  • ManagerJosh
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    It really depends on how things are perceived. Functionality for end-users are generally the same, but functionality for administrators are far different from what I've observed.

    I personally feel vBulletin has several major advantages in terms features, control, and accessibility.

    IPB has its strengths as well like in terms of inline moderation and also some of the permissions settings per usergroup.

    But when you weigh all the pros and cons, I think vBulletin has always shown itself true when it comes to meeting the average administrators' needs.

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  • Zachery
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    I've never seen vBulletin be "slower" persay. There are alot of factors that play into how fastly a forum is displayed, including server load, server bandwithload, your own bandwith. How graphic heavy your site is ect ect.

    The day vB3 was released in beta, and again when it was gold, the server was swapmed, and the load barely budged

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  • Vtec44
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    Depends on which feature you have turned on/off in VB, the speed is about the same in my experience.

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  • Bunny
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    vBulletin is slower but its not really that slow...

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  • VMV
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    I was using IPB for two years and now switched to vB.
    What can be said:

    Speed:
    vB is considerably slower than IPB... unfortunately

    Support:
    vB's support is ULTIMATE! I haven't been dealing with IPB support team, but I really don't think they can match vB.

    Skins and mods:
    Default (www.vbulletintemlates.com) free skin sharing site suxx, but you can find some cool free skins on www.vbdesigns.de (German site)
    IPB has the same problems.

    Administration:
    Different approach. I think vB has more intuitive ACP.

    Moderation:
    I was unable to find out how to delete multiple selected posts or threads simultaneously like in IPB. This feature should be added (if it is not present)
    Without this feature moderation becomes boring.

    Modification:
    I think vB is better and simplier to modify. Still it is also a questionable thing.

    Price:
    owned vB license is cheaper than IPB's



    Still there are some penalties in switching to vB, I think there are more advantages.

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  • KanyeWest
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    vb all the way it looks so much more alive and more organized

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  • eXaulz
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    Originally posted by Genijan
    What are the limitations of Invison. Does it allow the customiztion as Vboard?
    Yeah, but... not as good.

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  • Bunny
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    Originally posted by Gri
    Before making your decision, I want to ask something about "fonts". Is it the most important factor for your visitors when signing up or not?
    Not really :P But I like it :P The more important stuff would be the awsome skinning sytem, the features and how customizable it it.

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  • Genijan
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    Limitations

    What are the limitations of Invison. Does it allow the customiztion as Vboard?

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  • rh2004
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    I'd go certainly with vbulletin... you will be impressed

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