You only need to install Mule, a production-strength runtime engine, if you host it in your own environment.
You don’t need to worry about installation in the following instances:
You use Studio for development and testing, because Studio contains Mule.
MuleSoft hosts your instance of Mule.
Skip this section if you don’t need to install Mule.
If you do need to install Mule, verify that you meet hardware and software requirements, then download and install Mule.