MyBB Documentation

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The 1.6 Documentation is no longer maintained and some information may be outdated.

The MyBB 1.6 series reached end of life on October 1, 2015.

This means there will be no more security or maintenance releases for these series and forums running these versions of MyBB may be at risk of unfixed security issues. All administrators are strongly encouraged to upgrade their forums to the latest release of MyBB as soon as possible.

During the installation or upgrade of your MyBB forum, you have the option to send anonymous statistics about your server back to us, so we can gather important information on our users. This is so we can see what the most common settings and setups are, and whether a planned feature would cause issues with a lot of users' hosts, or may be completely incompatible.


The version of PHP.

The version of MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite.

The version of the Iconv Library Extension.

Checks whether GD is installed, and what version is installed.

Checks if CGI mode is enabled.

Checks to see if URL fopen is enabled in php.ini

Checks if the dom, soap, xmlwriter and imagemagick classes are available.

Checks if the zendopt, xcache, eaccelerator, ioncube, PDO, pdo_mysql, pdo_pgsql, pdo_sqlite, pdo_oci, and pdo_odbc extensions are available.

Checks the zlib, mbstring, exif and zlib information.

Checks if the sockets, mcrypt, simplexml, ldap, msqli, imap, ftp, pspell, apc, curl and iconv functions are available.

Checks the post_max_size, upload_max_filesize and safe_mode values from php.ini

Checks who you are hosted with via

Records your user agent

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