Installing Confluence

There are a number of ways to install Confluence. Choose the method that is best for your environment. 

Install method

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Install a Confluence trial

This is the fastest way to get a Confluence site up and running. If you want to see what Confluence can do, use this option or try Confluence Cloud free.

Install Confluence using an installer

This option uses an installer, and is the most straightforward way to get your production site up and running on a Windows or Linux server.

Install Confluence from a zip or archive file

This option requires you to manually install files and configure some system properties. It gives you the most control over the install process. Use this option if there isn't an installer for your operating system.

Run Confluence Server in a Docker container

This option gets Confluence Server up and running using a pre-configured Docker image. Head to to find out more about Docker.

Atlassian supports running Confluence in a Docker container, but we cannot offer support for problems which are related to the environment itself.

Install Confluence Data Center in a cluster

You can deploy a Confluence Data Center cluster on your own infrastructure or a public cloud platform like AWS or Azure.

Read the Confluence Data Center Technical Overview for more details on clustering

Last modified on Oct 11, 2021

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