Site Collection

A site collection describes a container of a hierarchy of sites. In addition, a site collection contains settings specified by the site administrator that govern the behavior of the site collection. A site collection is stored in one content database.

A site collection has flags that define the behavior of the site collection. These flags are specified in [MS-WSSFO3] section .

A site collection has one root site (2). The root site (2) of a site collection can have additional settings and data that apply to all sites (2) in the site collection. The root site (2) can also contain catalogs, that is, one or more lists that function to store data and settings for the entire site collection.