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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Choosing a Windows operating system

3CX will run on most business editions of Windows, but there are some considerations for the different editions to take note of:

  • Windows XP Professional

    I personally think that Windows XP Professional makes a nice small office 3CX Phone System server and is a great choice for a first 3CX install. It can be clean, lean, and mean. It is especially compelling when you have a network and have another server taking care of DHCP.


    For performance reasons, Windows XP Professional along with the Cassini web server should be used for systems with fewer than 20 users. Consider upgrading to a server operating system when you reach this number of extensions.

  • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate

    If you are using Windows Vista, make sure that your machine has plenty of resources and has User Account Control (UAC) turned off. Also, see that the firewall doesn't get in your way.

  • Windows Server Standard 2003 and 2008

    This may be the best fit for a 3CX server...