WARNING: This is an old post and may seem a bit confusing as it’s been edited several times… it’s almost June of 2012 and phpfox is still the best script out there. Everything below this is several years old, so I figured I’d update the post with more information.
phpfox has grown quite a bit over the years and the support is still a bit flimsy at times. The forums will get you plenty of answers, though. The script is much more user friendly these days and is actually better than facebook, in my opinion. Check it out here.
DZOIC = garbage. I won’t get into it, but it has been a questionable company for the past few years.
AbleSpace = I don’t even know if they exist anymore, but it doesn’t matter. Very buggy in the end.
Boonex = good script.
Social Engine = 2nd best script behind phpFox.
So you have 3 scripts that are worthy of checking out. I think you should at least check out the demos.
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NEW UPDATE: SEE BELOW
I found this script a few weeks ago and was blown away by the functionality of it all. It’s got more features than phpFoX has even with all of the available plugins from “Modders”! So far it’s so much better than phpFoX on every level that it’s actually sad for us phpFoX users!!! I’ve sold all of my Licenses for phpFoX just this week, lucky me!
Check it out:
VOIP Phone, Voice Recorder, Video Chat, etc. Everybody who sees this script is absolutely BLOWN AWAY! I hear Support is great, too! They’re currently building new forums as well. Hopefully they’ll be ready in a few days.
The AJAX functions alone make it worth the money. I mean, seriously, how many times have you heard people bitching about all of the problems with Resources from the phpIM Instant Messenger than phpFoX uses? What does support tell you? “1.x will fix it” and then they move on… waste more time, create more problems and then: they SKIP 1.6 — the version EVERYBODY has been waiting for!! (apparently that was just a rumor started by the forum administrator, I guess they WILL go to 1.6, which is good news for phpFoX owners!)
Some people might question why I posted this AFTER I left phpFoX… but my reply is simple: I POSTED THIS IN THE STAFF FORUM 2 WEEKS BEFORE I STEPPED DOWN AND SOLD MY LICENSES.
I was tired of hearing clients complain about Support turning them away, the problems with the Forums, no appreciation from the Owner of the company, whom I busted my ass for… the guy doesn’t even show up on the forums anymore. I take that as a sign of disrespect, to be honest. A simple check up on the forum that his company has put out for its script is not that hard. It would probably have solved MANY, MANY problems over the past few months.
This Company that created AbleSpace seems to WANT TO be available to the customer. They WANT TO sell more licenses. I remember when phpFoX was like that, too. Hopefully this company continues to do what it’s done so far.
AbleSpace HAS SINCE GONE DOWN THE HILL. DZOIC (as of 2012 it sucks) and PHPFOX are my top 2 picks these days. phpFoX has come back to earth and the company has been more responsive on many levels.
DZOIC handshakes is a great product with a ton of features, much like phpFoX. These two should be your top 2 researched scripts!