Looking to install FreePBX on a Linode instance and found that installing a custom image like the FreePBX distribution is not very well supported. Although successful in installing it, the fact that I had to image a RAW disk on the Linode instance means I cannot take advantage of the backup, snapshot, and on-the-fly resizing of the instance. A stand alone installation of FreePBX would allow me to take advantage of using a Linode as my VPS. My question is if there is any downside/upside to the stand alone installation as opposed to using the available FreePBX distributions?
Perhaps you should look at Vultr or another service that allows installing from an iso.
@billsimon has an image in the Digitalocean ‘marketplace’
The main stumble point with standalone is no FreePBX Commercial modules (or firewall module) or official support.
If you don’t need those you are gnerally fine
I can assist with a Linode install if you are interested. Send me a PM. I actually had some Linode images of FreePBX 15 Distro until just a few months ago when they started telling me I would have to pay for the storage and I did not have a current need.
As already stated, Vultr and DigitalOcean are good alternatives.
Thanks for the offer of assistance @billsimon. I am interested and tried to send you PM but was not able to. Is there a way you can send me a PM?