OHV hosting for small site

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  1. bluedot

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    Evening everyone. Having been away from 3CX for quite a few years I am intrigued at the idea of running the new systems on a hosted environment at OHV. Can anyone who has done this give me an idea of a monthly cost? I am looking at a small site (4-6 phones, 2-3 simul. calls) that may benefit from this kind of configuration.

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  2. StefanW

    StefanW Head of Customer Support and Training
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    You will be fine with the smaller public cloud VM the offer.
    V1 or V2 if you feel generous. Add an 3CX SBC in the office of the client to connect all 4-6 phone via and ready to go.

    https://www.ovh.de/virtual_server/vps-ssd.xml
     
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    Hi bluedot,

    To add on to what StefanW has said.

    This is a commonly asked question and it is something you will need to look-up and calculate using a combination of the below - the providers online pricing plan and the 3CX recommended specifications for servers:

    https://www.ovh.com/world/public-cloud/instances/prices/
    https://www.3cx.com/docs/recommended-hardware-specifications-for-3cx/
    https://www.3cx.com/docs/supported-operating-systems/

    Just be aware that with some providers (I have used AWS in the past) charge for additional components (such as elastic IP's etc) so take care to understand what it is you are acquiring.

    AWS do have some useful and understandable pages however if you want an alternate:

    https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/
    https://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html
    https://aws.amazon.com/pricing/

    I also agree that SBC is the best way to go with hosted systems. Where STUN can be attractive (due to no additional hardware requirements) SBC offers many benefits such as:

    * Plug and play provisioning for "supported" IP handsets.
    * Added encryption and security.
    * Better bandwidth and latency (as audio streams are not passed back to the PBX).
    * Easier firewall setup. STUN requires a lot of port forwarding.

    3CX Phone has in-built tunnel (port 5090) so if you want to use the client remotely this is a good option also.

    It maybe also worth noting that Azure and Google are also supported hosted platform providers:
    https://www.3cx.com/partners/hosted-pbx-providers/
     
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  5. bluedot

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    Thanks @neville @eddv123 @StefanW

    I'll definitely take a look at SBC. I have a few virtuals running in AWS as is but I find their "hidden costs" very annoying. I found the 3CX - OVH guide so I might give that a try and see how well it goes
     
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    craigreilly Well-Known Member

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    Never added a bunch of port forwarding to get STUN to work...
    And plug and play provisioning worked too.
     
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    @neville ,

    how many SC for the 20 extensions? Do you use Windows or Debian?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Saqqara

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    20 extensions is the max for Debian version , windows 50 extensions - slide 4 https://www.3cx.com/3cxacademy/videos/intermediate/remote-extensions-sbc/

    Note : You can run more than one SBC at each site, each SBC will have different internal IP and when you configure the phone you select which SBC via IP address
     
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    Debian SBC can handle a lot more than 20 extensions. I think you meant Raspberry Pi. I have a debian SBC that is handling 58 extensions no problem, its a full debian stretch install running a intel i5 with 8gb ram though.
     
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    We run only Debian for our hosted 3CX. It just works so much better than Windows. An 8SC if good for about 20 extensions in a normal work environment.

    Chuck
     
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