Site Collection limit SharePoint 2016

Site Collection limit SharePoint 2016

In this post, we’ll compare SharePoint 2016 Site Collection limits with SharePoint 2013 and 2010.

SharePoint Site Collection Hierarchy: SharePoint 2016 Site Collection Limits

We’ll also discuss the SharePoint Site 2016 Collection Limits by exploring the following:

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Site Collection Limit SharePoint 2016

In this section, we’ll explore the below SharePoint 2016 Site Collection Limits:

  • Site collection size limit.
  • Site collections per farm.
  • Site collections per web application.
  • Site collections per content database.
  • Users in a site collection.
  • Groups per site collection.
  • Web site per site collection.
Site Collection Limit SharePoint 2016
Site Collection limit SharePoint 2016

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What’s the Site collection size limit in SharePoint 2016

The site collection size in SharePoint 2016 is the max size of the content database (200 GB),

In general, it’s strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB.

How many site collections per farm in SharePoint 2016?

The number of Site collections per farm in SharePoint 2016 is 750,000 site collections

  • 500,000 Personal Sites, and
  • 250,000 other sites per farm

How many site collections per web application in SharePoint 2016?

The number of site collections per web application in SharePoint 2016 is 250,000 site collections per web application.

How many site collections per content database in SharePoint 2016?

The number of site collections per content database in SharePoint 2016 is 10,000 site collections.

It’s strongly recommended to limit the number of site collections in a content database to 5,000. However, up to 10,000 site collections in a database are supported.

How many users per site collection in SharePoint 2016?

The number of users per site collection in SharePoint 2016 is 2,000,000 users.

How many groups per site collection in SharePoint 2016?

The number of Groups per site collection is 10,000 SharePoint Groups.

How many subsites per site collection in SharePoint 2016?

The number of sub sites e per site collection in SharePoint 2016 is 250,000 sub sites.

SharePoint Site Collection Limits Summary

The following table lists the recommended guidelines for Site Collection limit SharePoint 2016 compared to

  • Site Collection limit SharePoint 2013,
  • Site Collection limit SharePoint 2010,
  • Site Collection limit SharePoint 2007.

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LimitsSharePoint 2007SharePoint 2010SharePoint 2013SharePoint 2016
Site collection sizeThe max size of the content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).The max size of the content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).The max size of the content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).The max size of the content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).
Site collections per farm

x

x

750,000 (500,000 Personal Sites and 250,000 other sites per farm)750,000 (500,000 Personal Sites and 250,000 other sites per farm)
Site collection per web application150,000 per Web application250,000 site collection per web application.250,000 site collection per web application.250,000 site collection per web application.
Site collection per content database50,000 per content database2,000 recommended

 

5,000 maximum

10,000 maximum (2,500 non-Personal site collections and 7,500 Personal Sites, or 10,000 Personal Sites alone)10,000 (We strongly recommended limiting the number of site collections in a content database to 5,000. However, up to 10,000 site collections in a database are supported.)
Users in site collection2,000,000 User2,000,000 User2,000,000 User2,000,000 User
Groups per site collection

x

10,000 SharePoint Group10,000 SharePoint Group10,000 SharePoint Group
Web site per site collection250,000 Web Site.250,000 Web Site.250,000 Web Site.250,000 Web Site.
Device channels per publishing site collection

x

x

10 Device Channel10 Device Channel
Site Collection limit SharePoint 2016

Applies To

  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint 2010.
  • SharePoint 2007.

Download

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