Confluence Server and Data Center feature comparison
If you manage your own Confluence site (it's not hosted by Atlassian), you'll have either a Confluence Server or Confluence Data Center license. If we manage Confluence for you, you'll have a Confluence Cloud license.
Your Confluence license determines which features and infrastructure choices are available.
Here’s a summary of available features for Confluence Server and Confluence Data Center. If you’re interested in having Atlassian host and manage your products, see how a cloud plan compares on our Confluence features page.
|Core features||Server license||Data Center license|
Create spaces to store your team or project work.
|Create pages |
Create pages and blog posts, and work on them with your team.
|Collaborative editing |
Up to 12 people can work on the same page at the same time. Learn more
|Browser and mobile |
Use your browser, or use the iOS or Android app. Learn more
|External user directories |
Store users in Active Directory, Crowd, Jira or another LDAP directory. Learn more
SAML single sign-on
|High availability and performance at scale|
Run Confluence on multiple nodes high availability. Learn more
|Content Delivery Network (CDN) support|
Improve geo-performance for distributed teams. Learn more
|Infrastructure and Control|
|Read-only mode |
Limit what users can do in your site while you perform maintenance. Learn more
|Sandboxed processes |
Run resource intensive tasks in external sandboxes for greater stability. Learn more
|Your own hardware |
Run Confluence on your own physical servers, virtualized servers, or in the data center of your choice.
|AWS Quick Start |
Use our Cloud Formation Templates to deploy Confluence on AWS. Learn more
|Azure template |
Use our template to deploy Confluence on Azure. Learn more
How do you decide what is included in each license?
We want all teams to get the most out of Confluence, so the core features are available for everyone - including creating pages, working together, organising your work.
Some features are developed specifically for customers with a Data Center license. These may be specific to the needs of larger enterprises, or may provide additional infrastructure or administrative options to help you when Confluence is essential to getting work done in your organization.
Find out more about how we prioritize features for our Server and Data Center products in our blog.
Which license is right for your organization?
The following articles may also help you decide if a Data Center license is right for your organization.