Confluence Installation Guide

Before you start

Before installing Confluence, please check that you meet the minimum system requirements.

If you've chosen a package that includes add-ons such as Confluence Questions, Team Calendars or the SharePoint Connector you'll need to install these from within Confluence after setup is complete. See Finding new Marketplace apps for how to find and install add-ons. 

Choose the Confluence Installation Type

There are two methods of installing Confluence, using an installer, or manually from a standalone zip or archive file.

Install option

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Install Confluence using an installer

This is the easiest method for installing Confluence. If you're evaluating Confluence, use this option or try Confluence Cloud free.

Install Confluence from a zip or archive file

This option requires you to manually install files and configure some system properties. Use this option if there isn't an installer for your operating system.

The EAR/WAR distribution is no longer available, you should use this option if you previously deployed Confluence into an existing application server.

Install Confluence in a cluster

Windows or Linux

Confluence Data Center is a clustered solution for large enterprises. Read the Confluence Data Center Technical Overview to find out if Confluence Data Center is right for your organisation.


Please read Running Confluence in a Virtualised Environment if you are interested in running Confluence in a virtual machine.
If you wish to upgrade Confluence, see Upgrading Confluence.

Note: we do not support installing Confluence as a production system on OS X.  An OS X download is available for the purposes of evaluating Confluence only.  There are no limitations to using Confluence on a mac with any one of the supported browsers.   

Last modified on Dec 2, 2015

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