Asterisk 1.8 or 11?

Hi chaps

Are there any arguments for, or against, either Asterisk 1.8 or 11? I want the LTS aspect, so 10 is out, but does either have any advantage over the other?

I think it’s always good to get access to any new features and futureproof but equally I know that 11 is fairly new and 1.8 has been settled in for much longer.

Any suggestions welcome.


The newest version of FreePBX Distro allows you to switch between 1.8 and 11.0 very easily. I would go with 11.

so can you upgrade to 11 from 1.8 ?

Sure you can, like it was said, you can go back and forth just as much as you wish. But, yea, 11 is just neat for some of the critical features for me (webrtc, security log…etc)