We have seen that getting started with Confluence is fairly straightforward; it is also very flexible with regard to options you can choose from, when installing your copy of Confluence. You can mix these options to suit your situation best, or to comply with your IT department's requirements. If you wish to keep initial costs as low as possible, you can install Confluence completely with open source software, such as Linux and Postgresql, which are available for free.
Now that we have installed Confluence and gone through the set up wizard, we will start to dive deeper into the various aspects of Confluence. In the next chapter, we will go into how to manage your users and groups, as Confluence is not intended to be used alone.