Administer sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Summary: Use these TechNet articles to learn how to manage sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013.
A SharePoint 2013 site collection is a hierarchical site structure that is made up of one top-level site and sites below it. This top-level website can have multiple subsites, and each subsite can have multiple subsites, for as many levels as required. Top-level websites and subsites allow different levels of control over the features and settings for sites.
The following articles about how to manage sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013 are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.
These articles explain how to create and delete site collections, how to manage site collection administrators, and how to use quota templates to manage site collection storage limits.
These articles explain how to determine when to lock or unlock sites, and how to use site usage data to determine whether an unused website should be deleted.
This article helps you prepare to manage security for Web Parts pages and controls that are used with SharePoint 2013.