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're evaluating Confluence, use this option or try Confluence Cloud free.

You don't need an external database to install a Confluence trial.

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.

Install Confluence in a cluster

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 organization.

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