Manage site collections in SharePoint Server

Summary: Use these articles to learn how to manage site collections in SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint 2013.

The following articles provide information about how to create and delete site collections, how to manage site collection administrators, how to use quota templates to manage site collection storage limits, and how to create connections between specific types of sites in SharePoint Server.

Name Description
Create a site collection in SharePoint Server
How to create a site collection based on an existing Web application or create a Web application and then create a site collection within that application.
Delete and restore site collections in SharePoint Server
How to delete the content, user information, and site hierarchy that comprise a site collection and restore a site collection that has been deleted.
Types of files that cannot be added to a list or library
How to restrict files from being uploaded or downloaded based on their file name extension.
Manage the lock status for site collections in SharePoint Server
How to add or remove a lock from a site collection.
View all site collections in SharePoint Server
How to see the list of site collections.
Manage a connection to a document center or a records center in SharePoint Server
How to connect a web application to a SharePoint Server document center or records center and how to modify and delete connections.
Change site collection administrators in SharePoint Server
How to change site collection administrators for SharePoint Server site collections by using Central Administration or the SharePoint 2016 Management Shell.
Create, edit, and delete quota templates in SharePoint Server
How to create, edit, and delete site quota templates for a SharePoint Server site collection.

See also

Administration of SharePoint Server