In your daily operations you will be using the VSM web application which provides a graphical interface to manage the data stored in the voipswitch database to which it writes either directly or through a set of web APIs methods.

Although most of the voipswitch settings are in the database still some settings must be kept in a text file. Those include, first of all, the database connection information, listeners IP addresses and ports and logging and dump files configuration. The rest of the settings is grouped under the Settings/System and subdivides to General, WebAPIs and Users menus.