GETTING STARTED WITH THE FreeSWITCH PLATFORM

Everything you need to know to dive into the FreeSWITCH® Platform

Joining the Comunnity

The first thing you should do is Sign-up for a FreeSWITCH account to learn, chat and contribute to the community! Go do that now and we'll wait here for you! We also have a Mailing List you can join to stay up to date with what's new in FreeSWITCH.

HipChat is our chat system where the developers and the most active users are present, and where you can get answers faster and chat with other users in real time. First, visit The Hipchat Download page to get the client for all of your operating systems. When setting up the client, choose the option to use a specific server and enter hipchat.freeswitch.org as that server address. If you have trouble with this, you can gain temporary guest access by using our Public FreeSWIITCH Guest Chat or if you prefer to not use a native client, you can login with our Public Web Client

After signing up with a FreeSWITCH account you can use the same credentials to access Jira Bug Tracker as well as Hipchat. (Just be sure to use your chosen username for Jira and your E-mail addr as your username for Hipchat.)

Test Installations

Here are the two easiest ways to evaluate a working FreeSWITCH installtion:

1) The Pre-built virtual machine has a written and a video how-to to help you get started. All you need is a copy of virtualbox and you can be off and running in minutes.

2) If you already have a spare Debian 8 or 9 instance handy, you can follow the link below to get detailed instructions on how to get our packages installed.

If you are an experienced developer you can also follow the instructions below to compile the FreeSWITCH platform from source among other manual installation options.

FIRST STEPS WITH THE FreeSWITCH PLATFORM

This comprehensive guide on our wiki will help you configure and test a phone call using your new FreeSWITCH platform installation.