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Pro Very fast loading time
Pro Based on (but not built with) Laravel
Flarum was originally based on Laravel and uses the Eloquent ORM. But it is not a traditional Laravel software.
Con Slow development
Development moves at a glacial pace.
Con Very complicated installation process on shared hosts
This is not a MySQL+PHP application. it is impossible or very hard to install on shared hosts compared to vanilla or phpbb.