Plan site creation and maintenance (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
If you plan on having more than a few site collections in your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment, you need to be sure that you have a plan for site creation and maintenance. Without such a plan, it is difficult to control or track when SharePoint sites are created, whether sites are still active, and when you can safely remove inactive sites. Before you deploy and make sites available to users, you need to answer questions such as:
Do you want to tightly control site creation or to allow many users to create sites?
At which level in the site hierarchy should additional sites be created?
How do you find and remove unused sites in your environment?
Articles and worksheets help you design and record a plan for site creation and maintenance. This will help you prepare to manage growth in your environment.
In this section:
Discusses how to determine which type of site creation process will fit your organization, and which method to use to implement that process.
Discusses how to plan for maintaining your SharePoint sites from the beginning to make sure that your sites stay current, useful, and usable.
Contains guidance about how to determine settings for quota templates and recycle bins, and how to decide whether or when to delete unused Web sites.
This article explains how the Web Analytics service and its reporting features can be used to manage sites and site collections.