What is a Site Collection in SharePoint ?

Site collections are the unit of scale in SharePoint. They are just a storage boundaries and are stored in only one content database. Site collections are the only objects in SharePoint to which you can apply a storage quota.

Sites within a site collection have common features, such as shared permissions, galleries for templates, content types, and Web Parts, and they often share a common navigation.

Reference TechNet, click here to navigate to the site.

While looking for a better way to understand site collections, I found Mauro Cardarelli`s great blog. In one of his posts he created very nice list about properties of a site collection. I will just copy the list he prepared, but if you want more information, I encaruge you to navigate to his site.

  • Quota
  • SharePoint security groups
  • Branding
  • Site columns
  • Navigation
  • Search
  • Backup/Restore
  • Features
  • Distributed site collection administration
  • Security
  • Governance
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)

So when should we use site collections ?

If you have many projects that fit within a larger context, it makes sense to create a single site collection for that context, and create subsites to manage each project. For example, an engineering department might have one site collection and use that site collection to house multiple subsites, one per engineering project. If you have projects that need to be isolated from each other, you should create separate site collections for them. For example, it might make sense for the engineering department to have a separate site collection from the legal department.

Reference TechNet, click here to navigate to the site.

From TechNet you can find a nice guide that will help you to plan you SharePoint site collection hierarchy.

Also I want to explain what is a web in SharePoint context. Web is the object which users see as a site. It contains all of the user content, lists, and libraries.

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