The 3CX Phone System can be installed on a virtual machine or a physical machine. There are benefits and drawbacks to both, making the decision which way to go is essential for your business. We would suggest a conversation with you to discuss your needs to which we can recommend the correct option. There are unique differences with both which may make you choose one over the other here is a brief list.


  • Save on running costs
  • Save on physical space
  • Save on maintenance costs
  • Integrate with the IT Server Infrastructure
  • Highly Available
  • Integrate with your current backup and recovery plan
  • Integrate with your disaster and recovery plan


  • Use a range of available hardware
  • Use of audio inputs
  • Dedicated hardware
  • More cost affective hardware for small businesses