Before beginning to install Confluence, please check that:
If you have chosen a package that includes add-ons such as Team Calendars or the SharePoint Connector you will need to install these from within Confluence after your setup is complete. See Finding new add-ons for information on how to find and install the add-ons.
Choose the type of Confluence installation you'd like from the table below, and follow the link(s) to the installation instructions.
Install Confluence via the Atlassian installer. This is the easiest method of installing Confluence.
This option requires you to manually carry out installing the files and configuring system properties.
This distribution allows you to deploy Confluence onto your own existing application server, instead of the Apache Tomcat server bundled with the regular distribution.
Install Confluence as a series of clusters, to improve performance or availability. 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.