Install Portainer
Portainer Business Demo
Install Portainer
Portainer Business Demo

Compare Portainer Business and Community Edition

Portainer CE is open source, free forever and used by 500,000 developers worldwide. Portainer Business builds on CE and adds business related functionality.

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Portainer CE  v Portainer Business

Portainer Community Edition

  • Open source; free forever
  • Easy to install and manage for home use or small teams
  • Regular updates
  • Support for range of orchestrators
  • Community-based support
  • Comprehensive documentation

Portainer Business

Side by side feature comparison


Portainer CE
Portainer Business

Explore - Application Management

Deploy/Start/Stop Individual Containers
Edit/Change a container deployment
Duplicate a container deployment
See Container Stats/Logs
Engage with container Console
Deploy cluster aware container services
Deploy cluster aware application stacks
Scale/Edit cluster aware container services

Explore - Observability

Manage Cluster Node status (drain/pause/active)
View Node Hardware (Disks, PCI devices)
Manage Node Tags/Labels
Cluster Visualiser
Ability to set and enforce a CPU and memory quota per Portainer Resource Pool
Create list of authorised Portainer users with either internal or external authentication
Add up to 100 Standard Docker TCP endpoints
Add up to 100 Portainer Agent enabled (LAN/WAN) endpoint
Add up to 25,000 Portainer Edge Agent enabled (Internet) endpoints
Create Static and Dynamic Edge Agent Groups
Deploy Compose v3 Stacks to Edge Groups centrally
Ability to allow/disable resource over-commitment
Ability to allow/disable access to the Default Kubernetes Namespace (default resource pool)

Explore - Security and Governance

Create list of authorised Portainer users with internal or external authentication
Ability to group users into teams
Ability to assign resource access control to teams and/or users
oAUTH Authentication (manual configuration) with user auto-provisioning
LDAP Authentication (manual) with user and team membership auto-provisioning
On-Demand Portainer backups
Ability to assign specific roles with pre-set functionality limits to users/teams
Ability to nest roles to create fine grained access rights to Portainer functions
Ability to provide read-only access to Portainer
LDAP "one-click configure" for Microsoft Active Directory and OpenLDAP
oAUTH "one click configure" for Azure AD, GitHub, Google Authentication, OKTA, AuthO
Authentication Logs
User activity logs
Automated Portainer Backups (to Amazon S3)

Explore - Platform Management

SUPPORT: Community-based support
SUPPORT: Full access to online documentation
SUPPORT: Customer onboarding at start of journey
SUPPORT: 9x5 or 24x7 support on nodes under management
STORAGE: Create/Delete persistent local storage volumes
STORAGE: Create/Delete persistent NFS/CIFS storage volumes
STORAGE: Browse Storage Volumes, incl Upload/Download/Rename/Delete files
STORAGE: Set and enforce a storage quota per Portainer Resource Pool per Storage Type
NETWORK: Create new Bridge Networks
NETWORK: Create new MACVLAN networks
NETWORK: Create new Cluster Overlay Networks
NETWORK: Configure and Use IPv6
NETWORK: Configure new Kubernetes Load Balanced Networks
NETWORK: Manage Nginx Kubernetes Ingress Networks
NETWORK: Manage Traefik Kubernetes Ingress Networks (beta)
NETWORK: Set and enforce a network load balancer deployment quota per resource pool
REGISTRY: Container Image Push/Pull from registry APIv2 enabled registries
REGISTRY: Image Build
REGISTRY: Image Import/Export
REGISTRY: Registry Browse
REGISTRY: Registry Tag and Image Management