Chapter 1. Installation Options

Liferay Portal can be installed through different methods depending on your specific needs. The installation options can be grouped into three main types:

Liferay is provided in two editions so it is necessary to choose the one that better fits your specific needs. The reason they exist is because there are various opinions on the use of EJBs. With or without EJBs, we leverage our flexible Spring base architecture with the same code base.

Both editions provide the exact same functionality. The main reasons for choosing one over the other will come down to budget limitations or performance and reliability issues. To determine which edition is best for a specific case, it is necessary to perform tests that will simulate the real usage and load of the system.