Installing 3CX in the Cloud as a Virtual PBX
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3CX is ideally suited to be hosted in the cloud. You can choose to run it in your own cloud provider account - and retain full control - or you can have 3CX run it in its Google Cloud account and have it managed by us. In both cases you have full access to the PBX and you can backup or restore your data at any moment and switch to an on premise installation or another cloud provider.
As 3CX has been optimized for easy setup and minimal management we certainly encourage you to run it in your own cloud account if you already manage machines and software in one of the leading Cloud providers such as Google or Amazon.
Selecting your cloud provider
One of the steps will ask you where you want to host your PBX. You can have 3CX host it for you (free of charge during the trial period) or you can use your own cloud provider. In this case you must have your cloud provider account details handy. To create/ setup your cloud provider account for 3CX follow these guides for any of the supported cloud providers:
Take the PBX express
Now it’s time to take the PBX express! In just 8 simple steps you will have a full working PBX. You can take the PBX express here.