My client wants to have a phone number whereby his clients (who ordered prints from his store) can call the number, enter their order id and hear what the status of that order is. The status is of course stored in our MySQL DB. The statuses we will record as sound files, as they are multilingual.
It seems from my research, that this is what we need:
Purchase hardware–the PC can be a simple one–any modern machine will do. The card issue I must clarify still. It seems I either need “real” card which can be had for no less than $500 (new): store.digium.com/productview.php … de=1X100MF
Install Linux and Asterisk on the machine
Develop a small PHP script to receive the information from the caller and return to him the correct sound file, using AGI, as described here: astbook.asteriskdocs.org/en/2nd_ … risk-CHP-9
Would this be essentially correct?
If so, then would it also be correct that it’s probably about a 4 hour job for a complete newie (such as myself) to setup and configure this Asterisk?