Need help making a decision

I am newbie in this field. I want to setup a Asterisk running VoIP system in my home for learning purpose. As i am a student and learning things i need some help deciding something.
can anyone tell me:
If i had some number from some VoIP provider in US and want my own Asterisk server running on my PC. Can it be possible for me to configure this architecture without any hardware as my basic need is recording incoming calls.
I just want to know is it possible to run a VoIP-Asterisk architecture without using any hardware?

Please help me.
Thanks for any advice.


Well, you do need a computer to install asterisk on :smile:. Other than that you don’t need any other hardware for testing. A softphone such as XLite or Zoiper can be used instead of a SIP Hardphone.

thanks a lot for the reply.
can u pls say …if i dont use any hardware then what can be my architecture. how should i go.

thanks in adance.

What is it you are trying to do? You may want to read the Asterisk book to learn more about asterisk. It should answer many questions.

Thanks a lot. I’ll read it.