Confluence Server and Data Center feature comparison
The Azure Resource Manager template as a method of deployment is nearing its end-of-support date on May 31, 2023 and the AWS Quick Start template on February 29, 2024. You can still use these templates after their end-of-support dates but we won't maintain or update them.
We recommend deploying your Data Center products on a Kubernetes cluster using our Helm charts for a more efficient and robust infrastructure and operational setup. Learn more about deploying on Kubernetes
AWS now recommends switching launch configurations, which our AWS Quick Start template uses, to launch templates. We won’t do this switch, since we’re ending our support for the AWS Quick Start template. You’ll still be able to create launch configurations until December 31, 2023.
Important changes to our server and Data Center products
We’ve ended sales for new Server licenses, and will end support for server on February 15, 2024. We’re continuing our investment in Data Center with several key improvements. Learn what this means for you
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.
We want all teams to get the most out of Confluence, so the core features are available for everyone – including creating pages, working together, and organizing your work.
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
Create and view calendars from your organization. Learn more
Track engagement with all the content in your site. Learn more
|External user directories |
Store users in Active Directory, Crowd, Jira or another LDAP directory. Learn more
|Just-in-time user provisioning|
Create and update accounts automatically when someone logs in through SAML SSO or OpenID Connect SSO. Learn more
|Multiple identity providers|
Use more than one IdP, and disable login methods you don't want to use (such as basic authentication). Learn more
|Advanced permissions management|
Inspect user and group permissions for auditing and troubleshooting purposes. Learn more
|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
Set rules to automatically delete historical page versions and purge deleted items from the trash. Learn more
Configure Confluence as an OAuth 2.0 provider, allowing external applications to access Confluence. Learn more
Scale your data requirements efficiently by configuring Amazon S3 object storage with your instance. This is optional. Learn more
|Business intelligence and monitoring|
Access a wider range of audit events, and integrate with third-party logging systems. Learn more
Export all Confluence data for analysis in your preferred business intelligence platform. Learn more
Use JMX to monitor installed apps and get a deeper insight into how apps affect your instance. 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
|Kubernetes Helm charts|
Use our Helm charts to deploy Confluence on Kubernetes. Learn more
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