Framework comparison

The big FiveM Framework comparison

Dear FiveM Mods Community!

Looking for the best framework for your FiveM server? You’re in luck! In this article, we’ll compare the top frameworks available and provide tips to help you choose the right one. We’ll cover key factors such as stability, functionality, and framework age. Whether you’re a seasoned server administrator or a newcomer to FiveM, this guide will help you make an informed decision.

What is a framework?

A framework can be utilized to easily make resources for your FiveM server. It provides a barebone structure for your scripts, so you don’t have to do everything from scratch. Below are some commonly used frameworks you can use, please note that we are just providing these frameworks for informative purposes, it’s up to you to decide which framework to use.

We compare these frameworks with each other

(ESX vs qbCore vs vRP)

1. ESX Framework

The famework “ESX” (Essentialmode Extended) is already a few years old. It offers most of the scripts and mods for servers, since most servers (still) rely on this framework. If you want to find out more about this framework, you can check this site.

2. vRP

vRP (virtual roleplay) is a framework that is about as old as ESX. It’s self-written and doesn’t offer nearly as many features as, for example, ESX or QBCore. Very few server operators use this framework as it is no longer developed and most of the resources are written for ESX.

3. qbCore (formerly QBUS)

QBus, also called QBCore, is a private roleplaying framework for FiveM. It is based on ESX and very similar to it. It is also called “QB” or “QBCore”. The framework is 2 years old and is built on top of ESX. Some functions have already been implemented here and development is progressing.

The advantages (and disadvantages) of each framework

Framework Pros Cons
ESX ✅ Mostly used by servers
✅ Still in development
✅ The best selection of scripts and mods
❌ Too large a selection of scripts, which may unsettle some
vRP ✅ Hand-written ❌ Outdated software that is no longer updated
qbCORE ✅ The most modern framework
Very stable template servers available
❌ Very new, therefore not yet very widespread

Winners: ESX and qbCORE!

In the realm of FiveM server frameworks, vRP has fallen out of favor in recent years due to outdated software and a lack of reliable support. As such, many server administrators have turned to other options to power their virtual worlds. Two such frameworks that have garnered significant attention and support are ESX and qbCORE.

ESX, a framework that remains in active development, boasts a wide selection of scripts and mods that are frequently updated and refined. Its popularity among server administrators is due in part to its strong community, which provides ongoing support and assistance. While the large selection of scripts and mods available through ESX can be daunting for some, many appreciate the flexibility and customization options it affords.

qbCORE, on the other hand, is a newer framework that has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most modern and stable options available. It is still in the early stages of adoption, and as such, its community is not as large as that of ESX. However, many administrators appreciate its streamlined approach and the stability of the template servers available.

When should I choose ESX?

If you are looking for very good server stability, which can be expanded with new scripts, then ESX is exactly your framework. Especially the many downloads for ESX make it a wonderful framework. Read more about ESX here…

When should I choose qbCORE?

If you want a modern server that runs more stable than ESX (FPS-technically), but you can do without a lot of additional FiveM mods, then qbCore is your framework. Read more about qb here…


Ultimately, the decision of which framework to use depends on a variety of factors, including the needs and preferences of the server administrator, the intended purpose of the server, and the available resources. Regardless of the choice made, both ESX and qbCORE offer viable options for powering FiveM servers and have established themselves as leaders in the field.

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