Confluence server vs cloud features

Is there a nice summary somewhere of what features you do/don't get with the server and the cloud versions of Confluence? It's cumbersome to page through the cloud documentation for each piece.

Thank you.

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I'd start by reading the Cloud stuff.

Everything you can do on Cloud, you can do on Server. The differences are

  • You need to support the infrastructure underneath the service
  • You need to do system administration for yourself (making sure it's running, adding plugins, backups, upgrades etc)
  • Server will always be a little way behind Cloud in terms of version. Cloud functions will make it to server, but not immediately on release
  • You can add whatever functions you want to your Server by way of plugins. (Cloud has a limited and fixed set of plugins you can add, plus a Connect framework which lets you install some stuff, but it does not support the plugins that reach into the core of the product to do really clever stuff)

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