PHP Communication systems

Open-source PHP projects categorized as Communication systems

Top 23 PHP Communication system Projects

  • Flarum

    Simple forum software for building great communities.

    Project mention: PhpBB 3.3.10 | | 2023-02-05

    I would name PunBB[0], which can be run on a potato computer. It was often configured to use SQLite database, so it really seems lightweight for CPU, disk and memory usage. In terms of source code - it was also very thin.

    Also Flarum [1] looks good in terms of being lightweight. It is based on Laravel Framework, so it has own pros and cons, but thanks to wise implementation of mithril.js it felt very fast from a user perspective.

    On a different spectrum, I would list Discourse [2], followed by Invision Power Board (IPB) [3]. Both require 2GB+ of RAM and a good CPU to run the server.





  • HumHub

    HumHub is an Open Source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive to use and extendable with countless freely available modules.

    Project mention: 40 Containers & Counting... | | 2023-02-08

    Barrage - a beautiful, mobile responsive UI for deluge. ( torrent client that is very nice ) HumHub - Open source social community software. Might be great to share with friends, for easy communication. Ntfy - Push notifications for desktop or mobile Sshwifty - Browser based SSH & Telnet client Actual Budget - Modern budgeting software Documize - Confluence alternative - Docker Image

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • Roundcube

    The Roundcube Webmail suite

    Project mention: Would anyone be interested in a FOSS email service? | | 2023-03-26


  • PixelFed

    Photo Sharing. For Everyone.

    Project mention: recommendations for social media’s? If any? Lol | | 2023-03-28
  • RainLoop

    Simple, modern & fast web-based email client

    Project mention: eBay emailed me in every supported language :-/ | | 2022-04-23

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  • LibreNMS

    Community-based GPL-licensed network monitoring system

    Project mention: What monitoring system do you use? | | 2023-03-15
  • Vanilla Forums

    Vanilla is a powerfully simple discussion forum you can easily customize to make as unique as your community.

    Project mention: Best way to create a community website | | 2023-01-10

    For something simple, I'd look into bbpress. For something more complex (but that can still integrate with WordPress, check out Xenforo (my favorite) or Vanilla.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • AnonAddy

    Anonymous email forwarding

    Project mention: LPT: Ever need a temporary email but don't want to create a whole new account? Replace "" with "" in your address & create an auto deletion filter. This way, all mail sent to addresses ending in "" goes to trash & you'll have a clutter free inbox. | | 2023-03-23
  • Live Helper Chat

    Live Helper Chat - live support for your website. Featuring web and mobile apps, Voice & Video & ScreenShare. Supports Telegram, Twilio (whatsapp), Facebook messenger including building a bot.

  • phpBB

    phpBB Development: phpBB is a popular open-source bulletin board written in PHP. This repository also contains the history of version 2.

    Project mention: Building a forum with React, NodeJS | | 2023-02-27

    I know, there are no forums today like before, it's all about the Reddit, Facebook communities (and smaller ones like Devto and Mastodon), but! Once upon a time, when I was a boy, I was addicted to forums, I have actually created a few with PHPBB and vBulletin, back when PHP was a thing. being so nostalgic made me write this blog post 😎

  • Elgg

    A social networking engine in PHP/MySQL

    Project mention: Elgg – open-source social networking engine | | 2023-01-04
  • Friendica

    Friendica Communications Platform

    Project mention: If you walk it again in the othet direction, its even longer | | 2023-03-20

    i think they moved countries and changed identity

  • OSSN

    Open Source Social Network (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships, with people who share similar professional or personal interests. It is available in 17 international languages.

    Project mention: self hosted social media for families? | | 2022-08-07

    I liked Open Source Social Network (OSSN).

  • MyBB

    MyBB is a free and open source forum software.

    Project mention: questions to ask someone to be staff | | 2023-02-19

    myBB is a forum software, yes it’s real :)

  • Cypht

    Cypht: Lightweight Open Source webmail written in PHP and JavaScript

    Project mention: The Future of Thunderbird: Why We’re Rebuilding from the Ground Up | | 2023-02-09
  • FusionPBX

    Official FusionPBX - A full-featured domain based multi-tenant PBX and voice switch for FreeSwitch.

    Project mention: Anyone have experience w/ 3CX StartUp (the free version)? | | 2022-07-20

    If you need free, go with the free open source distributions like FreePBX, Issabel, or FusionPBX.

  • phpList

    Fully functional Open Source email marketing manager for creating, sending, integrating, and analysing email campaigns and newsletters.

    Project mention: I have tens of thousands of newsletter subscribers. Now how do I send a newsletter? | | 2022-07-30
  • Simple Machines Forum

    Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is free and open-source community forum software, delivering professional grade features in a package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes! (by SimpleMachines)

  • FluxBB

    FluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website.

  • Mibew

    Mibew Messenger - open-source live support application

    Project mention: BLOM Bank has a public "live chat" website where anyone can see past conversations | | 2022-12-11

    they use an open source software

  • WebMail Lite

    AfterLogic WebMail Lite PHP. Fast and easy-to-use webmail front-end for your existing IMAP mail server, Plesk or cPanel.

    Project mention: Selfhosted webmail client for teams | | 2022-11-22
  • Anahita

    Anahita is a platform and framework for developing open science and knowledge sharing applications on a social networking foundation.

  • MailCare

    [MIRRORING REPOSITORY] See MailCare is an open source disposable email address services. Accessible via web browser or API to protect your privacy right now.

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-28.

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What are some of the best open-source Communication system projects in PHP? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Flarum 13,845
2 HumHub 6,025
3 Roundcube 4,861
4 PixelFed 4,602
5 RainLoop 3,872
6 LibreNMS 3,126
7 Vanilla Forums 2,649
8 AnonAddy 2,202
9 Live Helper Chat 1,741
10 phpBB 1,648
11 Elgg 1,577
12 Friendica 1,195
13 OSSN 942
14 MyBB 923
15 Cypht 799
16 FusionPBX 616
17 phpList 602
18 Simple Machines Forum 500
19 FluxBB 481
20 Mibew 447
21 WebMail Lite 430
22 Anahita 409
23 MailCare 238
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