Features of a commercial forum software

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Can anyone tell me the difference between the features of free forum software vs Commercial Forum software? I just got this doubt as I see many good Free forum software are available like MyBB but still people prefer commercial forum software ( for example vBulletin )? Your views will help me to select the right option.


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Features of a commercial forum software


Hello Mark E Ward,

I am going to make some points regarding Free Forum Software and Commercial Forum Software.

Free Forum Software :

Pros: 1.  Free to use

           2. Most of them are Open Source .

           3. You can customize any open source and fix error and customize in your way

Cons: 1. You have to consider any error or bug you face

            2. Don't get any extra support that can a company do after sales.

            3. Not easy customize any open source code

Commercial Forum Software:

Pros: 1. Support from company

           2. Fewer errors.

           3. Special features which is exclusively offered by the company

          4. Quality Maintenance.

Cons: 1. Not Free, you have to pay


Hope this differentiation would help to choose the right type of software.


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