I’m working with a provider to setup a simple IVR using Asterisk. I have a server setup with Debian Squeeze dis, Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc., and originally planned to install Asterisk on the same machine.
Now, this provider tells me that I should buy a second dedicated server, or virtualize the existing one and install Asterisk on its own, which does not make sense to me. I mean, if you’re really paranoid, having a dedicated server might make sense, although the IVR will take at most 50 calls per day, and they will last 2 minutes top each, so buying a second server seems overkill. But VIRTUALIZATION ??? It will slow down everything.
I’m really clueless about Asterisk, and would need your help. Should I question their recommendation, or is it legit (or even required)? Are there really good reasons to recommend virtualizing the server?
Thanks for your insights !