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What is PBX in a Flash (PIAF)?

If you've longed for the good ol' days of Asterisk@Home, welcome back to the new steroid-enhanced version. PBX in a Flash (PIAF) is a lean, mean Asterisk machine designed to meet the needs of hobbyists as well as business users.

You'll have a high-performance turnkey Asterisk PBX that's easy to upgrade, able to choose from dozens of scripts to include all of the Nerd Vittles addons: AsteriDex, Weather Reports, News Feeds, Email by Phone, TeleYapper, Telephone Reminders, Podcasts by Phone, and more. You add features when you need additional functionality; otherwise, you skip the bloatware. - Nerdvittles

PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS Hosting

The core PBX components Asterisk and a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk are pre-installed, along with additional software including the Flash Operator Panel (FOP), the Asterisk Recording Interface (ARI), Fail2Ban, command-line update and security scripts and much more...



The base PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS plan is conservatively rated for up to around 10 concurrent calls. This value can vary widely depending on transcoding of media streams (ie. g729 to ulaw), simultaneously running applications in the virtual server, local on-site bandwidth capacity where extensions are located, etc.

If higher call capacity is required, the number of CPU cores can be adjusted accordingly. The following chart shows approximate call capacity for the various CPU core allocations:

Our VPS hosting environment is built with PBX in a Flash (PIAF) and Asterisk in mind.

Each host server is complemented with the necessary Dahdi device nodes to support the operation of Music-on-hold (MOH) and conferencing (Meetme).

Our hosted PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS is an IP-PBX platform solution. This means you will have to supply your own ITSP (ie. VOIP carrier), there is no direct connection to the PSTN. Any provider that supports connectivity with Asterisk will work fine, including Asterisk supported codecs and protocols.

Need a ITSP / VOIP carrier? Below are some popular carriers used by many of our existing clients:

Partnering Wholesale Carriers:

A-Z Carriers (Business/Residential):

Per-incident administrative and consultation support services related to any hosted PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS plan within our network are also available. The current billable support rate is $100/Hr, billed in 15-minute increments. Some software installations are based on a fixed rate schedule, see our software page for more details.

Examples of administrative and consultative services:

  • Software Updates
  • VOIP-centric firewalling
  • FreePBX migration
  • Asterisk AGI programming
  • Asterisk dialplan programming

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An unmanaged PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS hosted at LYLIX is a great solution for your telephony needs. Each server is backed by the standard array of features found with every LYLIX VPS

Besides our VOIP optimized environment, the VPS solution is completely scalable; if you're just starting out small you can begin with the basic resources, but as your activity and volume grow, your VPS can be seamlessly upgraded!

Monthly Traffic Calculator

Enter your estimated call traffic in minutes per month below and the amount of monthly traffic required will be calculated and the pricing chart to the left updated with the appropriate traffic plan and new monthly VPS price.

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Calculated using g711 (Ulaw) codec and two active call legs (trunk + extension).

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