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vBulletin Overview

Updated on Jan 6, 2016

This tutorial will provide more information on vBulletin and how it works. It will help you to get a better understanding of the script, it’s functionalities and how to use it easily for the development of your website. Also, we will review the system requirements and the most useful resources, where to get further information about vBulleting.


vBulletin is a paid script, designed as a bulletin board. It will allow you to build up your own community in no time. The use of vBulletin is easy and quite straight-forward for scripts of the same nature. vBulletin provides an official documentation for each versio nof the product, community forum, blogs, different groups of vBulletin developers and users and much more. You will always find a place to look for assistance if you are stuck with the use of vBulletin for the development of your website.

System requirements

The minumum system requirements of vBulletin are:


  • Web server: Apache, NginX or Microsoft IIS
  • Database: MySQL version 5.1.5 or above
  • Software: PHP version 5.3.7 or above
  • Additional: 1GB of free disk space, mod_rewrite for friendly URLs


The recommended system requirements of vBulletin are:


  • Web server: Apache, NginX or Microsoft IIS
  • Database: MySQL version 5.5 or above
  • Software: PHP version 5.4.x or above
  • Additional: MySQLi support, cURL or OpenSSL, OpCode Cache such as APC or XCache


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Useful resources

When using a certain script for a first time, it is always important to know the place, where you can find more information on it's functionality. This will allow you to keep up with the new features of the script or find a solution to issues that you are experiencing. 


Here you can find some of the most important links you will need:

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