Amazon LIghtsail: Host your 3CX PBX 

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3CX PBX(Private Branch Exchange) is enabled calls via PBX over internet protocol services. You can host your 3CX PBX on Amazon Lightsail very easily so that you can able to manage your servers from one account. And With the help of Amazon Lightsail, you can fully control your 3CX install. Lightsail is a cloud computing service that is provided by Amazon under its Amazon Web services.

Step1: Create an account with Amazon Lightsail

  1. First of all, you have to visit  Amazon Lightsail page and fulfill the registration process.
  2. Complete your registration process you will need credit or debit card details. IF you want to use free yet you will need credit or debit card.
  3. When you will be completed your registration process then simply you have to log in to your Lightsail AWS console.
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Step2: Now Generate Lightsail API Key

Proces to create your API access key and allow the PBX Express to build and provision an instance with 3CX:

  1. Go to Amazon Lightsail and in the top right corner, tick on “Account” icon> “Account”.
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  2. Lightsail Account dashboard you have to click on the “Advanced” tab and then select to “Go to the IAM console”.
  3. After that, you need to click on continue to security credentials.
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  4. Generate your Access keys (access key ID and secret access key)” and then have to select  “Create New Access Key”.
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Step3 Select PBX express

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Now take the PBX Express and have a fully working PBX in just a few simple guidance:

  1. Past in this trial / free license key form and specify your email to receive your key. Take the PBX Express and with the help of your license key, you need to configure your hosted 3CX PBX in your Amazon account.
  2. Authenticate with your Amazon Lightsail account in the same browser window.
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  3. In the “Cloud Provider” step, select Amazon Lightsail and enter the created user’s “Access Key ID” and the corresponding “Secret Access Key”.
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  4. Select the region and the machine type – we recommend Micro for smaller installs up to 16 SC and scale up as required for bigger installations.
  5. After the PBX Express guides you through 3CX First Time Configuration, you can go to Instances and verify your PBX, created under the admin username. In “Account” > “Account” > “SSH keys” you can download the default SSH key.


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