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#1

I want to host an Asterisk conference call for my organization for two or three hours, one day a week at the most. I’d host it from home if my upstream bandwidth could handle it.

I see that it is DH policy not to allow persistent processes such as voice chat or VoIP servers like Asterisk, Ventrilo and TeamSpeak. I think that I understand why, but is it within the spirit of this policy to disallow intermittent use of software that is normally considered persistent?

(Yes, I know about PalTalk, and others :slight_smile:


#2

You couldn’t run it on your DH server even if you wanted to, as procwatch would kill it instantly. I know, cause I tried running ventrilo once before (my vent host had gone down) :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

Yup. I must admit that I am keeping my old hosting provider for a variety of reasons, one of which is that they do allow small to medium teamspeak servers to be run on their servers.

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#4

So you can’t even setup these type of services on the DH VPS?


#5

You can now. I believe this thread was from before we had a generally available VPS service.


#6

Running Asterisk is fine now what about Teamspeak? Sorry Ive been on a normal hosting server for yrs. Just now learning about VPS and needing to offer VoIP for a customer needing chatrooms/voice chat/file sharing etc… Guess this is the best option available.


#7

I don’t know a ton about Asterisk myself, but I believe it’ll work fine in a DreamHost VPS, so long as you allocate a sufficient amount of memory to the machine.


#8

Spoke to Support as well, thanks for the advice and direction! If anyone else has anything on this matter please continue to post. I’m learning as I go here.