phpBB2 is a version of phpBB. phpBB is a vastly popular open-source bulletin board package. It is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. It is written in the PHP programming language and is available free, under the GNU General Public License.
It provides a simple administration interface and has a prosperous network of modifications and style that allow administrators many options for customizing the software to their liking. The user-friendly installation process allows for you to have a forum set up within minutes. With a large and highly customizable set of key features, together with a standards compliant interface, phpBB will grow with and compliment your website.
phpBB has the features needed to build any type of website; whether it be used as a means of keeping in touch with a small group of friends, or to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website. The extensive database of user-created modifications makes changing and adding features simple, while the styles database contains hundreds of styles and image packages to customize your board. No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use.
Some of the major features include, inter alia, the following: a template style system intended to allow easy customization that keeps the PHP code separate from the HTML; support for internationalization through a language pack system (48 translations are available for phpBB); compatibility with multiple database management systems; and a large community of users providing free support and customizations, including modifications and styles.