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Old 19 Feb 2019, 06:21
fcall fcall is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Is it mandatory to have vBulletin under /forum

I saw a comment by one vBulletin user where he mentioned that he already have a word forum as part of his site name, but still vBulletin forces him to use it under /forum
Is this true? is there any bypass for this?

Just to be more clear, say someone opens a site like and he want the vBulletin under this site. So do he need to make sure that people access vBulleting as ?

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Old 19 Feb 2019, 17:52
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
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You do not have to install it under /forum, you can install it into the root folder or wherever you want it.
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Old 20 Feb 2019, 05:04
fcall fcall is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Originally Posted by final kaoss View Post
You do not have to install it under /forum, you can install it into the root folder or wherever you want it.
Thanks @final kaoss
I have few more questions before buying vBulletin for my site, can you please help me on that too.
1) As per my understanding (based on many reviews) the vBulletin versions till version 4 are faster then the current version. Is it true?
2) I like the look and feel of version 3.8 (which is used here), can i achieve this look in the latest version?
3) After buying latest version, can i used the older version (3.8/4.2) for my site, instead of using the latest version. If yes then what is the major thing i will be missing out?
4) I read vbSeo is not required in latest version. Does the default software is as effective as vbSeo?
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Old 20 Feb 2019, 12:13
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1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes - Lots of things you will miss out on... Support, bug fixes, updates, Responsive Design (mobile friendly pages), push notifications (if using mobile add-on)... To be blunt, it would be a bad idea to start a new forum today on VB 3.x or 4.x IMO.
4. VBSEO has been dead for the better part of a decade. It is not usable, period.
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Old Today, 06:05
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vBulletin is tool that is used to create and manage online forums or discussion boards. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database server.
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