Comparing Site Collection limits in SharePoint 2016 with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007

In this hint, I am trying to compare SharePoint 2016 Site Collection limits with other SharePoint versions.

The following table lists the recommended guidelines for Site Collection in SharePoint 2007,2010,2013,2016.

Limits SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2016
Site collection size 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). 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 application 150,000 per Web application 250,000 site collection per web application. 250,000 site collection per web application. 250,000 site collection per web application.
Site collection per content database 50,000 per content database 2,000 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 collection 2,000,000 User 2,000,000 User 2,000,000 User 2,000,000 User
Groups per site collection

x

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

x

x

10 Device Channel 10 Device Channel

 × denote it’s not mentioned in TechNet – Ref: TechNet

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One thought on “Comparing Site Collection limits in SharePoint 2016 with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007

  1. Thanks for posting this , whenever I see a new post of yours go up, I know I’m about to read something helpful and well-contructed.

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