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How to install Asterisk using the A2 QuickInstaller

This article describes how to use the A2 QuickInstaller to install Asterisk on your server.

The A2 QuickInstaller is no longer supported, and is only available on older VPS hosting packages. On newer VPS hosting packages, you can use Webuzo to quickly and easily install a wide range of applications and manage your server.

To check if the A2 QuickInstaller supports this application for your Linux distribution, please see this article.

Installing Asterisk

To install Asterisk, follow these steps:

  1. Use SSH to log in to your system as the root user.
    To use the A2 QuickInstaller, you must log in as the root user using SSH. You cannot use the serial console in the VPS Control Panel to run the A2 QuickInstaller.
  2. To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    sh /usr/sbin/quickinstaller.sh
  3. Under Application Installers, type the option number for Miscellaneous, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the Miscellaneous Menu, type the option number for Asterisk, and then press ENTER. The A2 QuickInstaller updates your server, and then begins the installation process.
    The installation process takes some time to complete. Do not interrupt the installation process.
  5. When installation is complete, the A2 QuickInstaller provides configuration information about the Asterisk installation.

 

More Information

To view the online documentation for Asterisk, please visit http://www.asterisk.org/community/documentation.