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This documentation applies to Confluence version 2.6.x. The latest Confluence documentation is available via this link.

Please review the system requirements before installing Confluence:

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

Clients can access Confluence using:

SERVER REQUIREMENTS

Server load depends primarily on the number of users online at once and their usage of Confluence.

Under 25 Online Users

  • 1GHz+ CPU Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • 256MB RAM

Over 25 Online Users

  • Dual 2.4GHz CPU Pentium Xeon or equivalent
  • 512MB+ RAM

See Server Hardware Requirements Guide for details.

OPERATING SYSTEM
Supported operating systems:
  • Any OS that supports J2EE 1.4
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Solaris
  • AIX
  • Unix
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Virtual Environments such as VMware are not recommended and thus not supported for clustered Confluence.

DISK SPACE

Confluence Install Directory - 250MB

  • Install files
  • Nightly site backups
  • Temporary files

Confluence Home Directory or External Database - 250MB minimum

  • Text content
  • File attachments
JAVA

Confluence requires JDK 1.4 or later.

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JDK 1.6 is not yet fully supported

DATABASE
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Confluence is bundled with a pre-configured HSQL database for evaluation purposes only.

For safe production use, Confluence must be configured to use one of the following databases:

If your database does not appear on this list, please read the Supported Platforms FAQ.

Fully Supported

Supported with Minor Workarounds

  • PostgreSQL 7.1+
  • Oracle 8i, 9i or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000+
  • Sybase ASE 12.5.1+

If you have no preference, PostGreSQL is scalable, free and easy to setup. For database setup information, see Database Configuration.

SELECT CONFLUENCE EDITION

Confluence can be deployed in either:

Standalone Edition
  • Ready for production use after connection to an external database
  • Packaged with Apache Tomcat for performance and scalability
  • Recommended for evaluation users

Next Standalone Install Guide

EAR-WAR Edition
  • Deploys into an existing application server
  • Suitable only for server administrators

Next EAR-WAR Install Guide

RELATED TOPICS

Confluence Setup Guide
Confluence Cluster Installation
Confluence 2.6 User Guide
How to add Confluence to a JIRA Standalone installation
Confluence 2.6 Documentation Home
Example Size & Hardware Specifications from Customer Survey