ADOdb is a database abstraction library for PHP. Many popular web applications such as ACID, PostNuke, Xaraya, phpWiki, Mambo, PHP GACL, TikiWiki, eGroupWare and phpLens App Server are using ADOdb as their database abstraction layer. Some reasons why ADOdb is popular include:
PHPBB is alright, free, php based, open source and complete for building huge community or online discussion forum but that is heavy in size (2.17 MB). 2.17 Megabytes!!! people. I mean guys who have small server with less space and want to setup a discussion board however at their website, where they will go?