In this post we will discuss about how to create a site collection in SharePoint 2013. Also before starting this look at this article to know how to create a web application in SharePoint 2013.
Follow below steps to create a Site collection in SharePoint 2013.
First open SharePoint 2013 Central Administration and click on Application Management. From the Application Management page click on Create site collection.
The above step will open the Create site collection page. In this page first select the Web application.
Then give the Title and Description for the site collection.
Next in the Web site address section, Give the address for the site collection.
Next in the site template section, Here is a new thing introduced as Select experience version like whether you want to see templates for 2010 version or 2013 version. Once you select the version you can select the template like you can navigate to Collaboration section and can choose Team Site template as shown in the figure below. Also like in SharePoint 2010 you can select Primary site collection administrator, Secondary site collection Administrator and Quota template etc.
Then click on OK.
Once the site collection got created it will give a successfully message.