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Hosting Confluence server

At the moment we are using Confluence cloud, and thinking of migrating to Confluence server. Due to geographical location/restrictions and for performance reason we want to host Confluence Server in three locations: Asia, Europe and NA.

My question is regrading the management of licenses. How does Confluence licenses are managed when it is being hosted from more than one servers and being used by users globally. 


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Daniel Wester Community Leader May 11, 2015

Not sure how you're thinking about hosting it. It sounds though like you're thinking 3 different servers which would be 3 different Confluence instances and thus 3 different licenses (and 3 different user bases and content bases).

If you're thinking of distributing a single Confluence instance across 3 different servers - you'll want to take a look at Confluence Data center however I'm not sure if you can do active:active with latency...

Thanks for the response. Sorry I am not clear, but even I am not sure what's the right way, as this is just an initial thought because of Confluence Cloud limitation of supporting some of the third party plugins like Discussion/Community forum. May be put it this way, if I want an equivalence of Confluence Cloud by hosting Confluence server in multiple location, what's the right way, so that I still have one license instead of having three difference licenses.

Daniel, I was exploring Confluence Data centre option and have a question, can you have multiple servers of a single Confluence instance hosted/running in different geographical regions, lilke Asia, NA and Europe?

You can’t run data center in multiple geographic locations like that. It’s only supported in the same data center.

Given low enough latency and high enough bandwidth between two different data centers the system shouldn’t have any issues, asia/na/eu are just not going to work.

Youll need to look at picking a suitable location as central as possible (eu makes sense) and tune the environment to support your more distant users.

Hopefully my write up on cloudfront ( might be helpful.




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Hi Royal, 

I agree with Daniel related to one license per server. 


I've never tested this, but maybe the CloudFront from Amazon might be useful for server Confluence in multiple locations. If you got interested, please have a look on this link:



Renato Rudnicki

Thanks, will take a look at it.

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