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First Up

Before beginning to install Confluence, please check that:

  • Your system meets the minimum system requirements to run Confluence.
  • This version of the Confluence documentation matches the version of Confluence that you are installing. The Confluence documentation version you are currently viewing is indicated toward the top of the page tree on the left or in the 'breadcrumb trail' in the top banner of this page. If you need to access a different version of the Confluence documentation, use the control at the top of the page tree on the left or you can access it from the documentation home page.

Choose the Confluence Installation Type

Choose the type of Confluence installation you'd like from the table below, and follow the link(s) to the installation instructions.

  • Note: If you are installing Confluence for evaluation purposes, you can use either the Confluence Evaluation Installer for Windows or Mac, or the zip archives. You will need a web browser — we recommend Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Installation Type



Evaluation installer for Windows
Evaluation Installer for Mac OS X


This is the simplest option for installing and evaluating Confluence on your laptop or desktop. Choose this option if you only wish to evaluate Confluence on a Windows or Mac OS X system.
Note: These installers should only be used to evaluate Confluence and should not be used for production purposes.

Standalone distribution (Zip Archive)


The 'Standalone' distribution provides the simplest method of installing Confluence for long term or production use. Choose this option if any of the following is true:

  • You are evaluating Confluence and may likely use this installation for long term or production purposes.
  • You want to run the Confluence application on the Apache Tomcat application server bundled with this distribution.
  • You are not sure what you want, except to get Confluence up and running with minimum fuss.

EAR/WAR distribution (Zip Archive)


This distribution allows you to deploy Confluence onto your own existing application server, instead of the Apache Tomcat server bundled with the Standalone distribution.

Confluence Clusters (Zip Archive)


Please read the Confluence Clustering Overview and the Cluster Checklist before you consider installing Confluence in a cluster.

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.

Related Topics

Upgrading Confluence
System Requirements