Setting up FreePBX 13 - Host Choice



  • Once you have done initial discovery, and know how your current PBX operates, you can then figure out the best place to put your new FreePBX system.

    This will be different for every organization and has to be based on what works best for the business.

    You have two choices.

    1. Host it on your internal virtualization infrastructure
    2. Host it on a public virtualization platform

    Can it be installed elsewhere or other hardware? Sure, but you would not want to run your main line of business application on random hardware, so why would you run your phone system that way?

    You have to base this decision on a number of things.

    In no particular order:

    • Do you have a solid virtualization platform in place locally
      • If not, go hosted
    • Do you have more than one site needing to register phone to this PBX
      • good reason to be hosted, but not a must do
    • Do you have solid backups locally
      • If not, go hosted
    • Do you have solid internet for the total concurrent call volume
      • If this is no, this will affect service provider choice as well.
    • Do you have solid internet for the total concurrent call volume and well as extension to extension volume
      • If this is a no, then you need to have the PBX local

    There are always more reasons, but each of them need thought about without emotion to determine what is best for the business.

    Part of the FreePBX 13 Setup Guide


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