Three simple reasons to choose Payara

Our vision is to optimise Payara Server to make it the best application server for production Java EE applications.

Fully supported


  • 24x7 and 10x5 Support Levels
  • Web, e-mail, telephone & screen sharing
  • Raise unlimited number of tickets
  • 10-year Support Lifecycle
  • OpenJDK Support included
Optimised for production


  • Optimised for Production
  • Production Tuned Domain Configuration
  • Secured by Default
  • Added Production Enhancements, e.g. Slow SQL Logging & Healthcheck Service
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Always Open Source

  • Derived from GlassFish Server Open Source Edition
  • Public Open Source Development
  • GitHub: raise bugs, submit feature suggestions & feedback
  • Focusing on community development & encouraging users' involvement
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Supported by dedicated Engineers 24/7, Payara provides you with:

  • Features & Stability Stream releases of Payara Server & Payara Micro
  • Critical security fixes, hot fixes & backported fixes
  • Access to the private Customer Knowledge Base
  • On-boarding support
  • Full support on ecosystem components
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Payara Community

Payara Server is and always will be open source. We are open to your ideas and feedback - if you have a new feature suggestion or a bug to raise, let us know on GitHub Issues. You can also become an official contributor - sign the CLA and help us improve Payara Server! Additionally, if you buy a Payara support subscription, you're directly contributing to the development of Payara Server & Payara Micro.

Payara Server's trademark and code are owned by Payara Foundation - a UK based not-for-profit company with the mission to ensure the continued development and maintenance of Payara Server as open source software for the benefit of its community of users.

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Payara Micro

Payara Micro - Small, Simple, Serious

Payara Micro, compatible with Eclipse MicroProfile, is perfect for microservice and cloud environments. It enables you to run war files from the command line without any application server installation. It is small, less than 70MB in size, and incredibly simple to use. With its automatic and elastic clustering, Payara Micro is designed for running Java EE applications in a modern virtualized infrastructure.

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We're proud of our community and the relationships we build

I use Payara Server both for education and for some in-house systems.

I also use Payara Micro for various Java EE demonstrations. Payara Server fits any purposes and always meets my expectations. I can certainly recommend Payara Server for Java EE applications.

Kenji Hasunuma

Then, I found Payara.

I was initially afraid that Payara Server wasn’t going to track GlassFish progress, but since that progress is so few and far between, this fear quickly dissipated.
I started using Payara Server and haven’t looked back. The killer feature has really been Hazelcast integration. This has finally enabled me to achieve zero-downtime deployment and upgrades.

Lenny Primak

Payara Server allowed us to meet all of our goals.

We achieved a significant cost savings in the process. With Payara Server's ease of installation and great support, what you get is open-source software that anyone thinking of successful deployment and implementation of Java EE in their environment needs to try!

Kai Uwe Pel

You're in good company Our clients include

  • BMW Group
  • BMW
  • Mini
  • Papa John's