Compare SharePoint 2016 web application and site collection limits with SharePoint 2013/2010/2007

This SharePoint tutorial, we will compare SharePoint 2016 web application and site collection limits with SharePoint 2013/2010/2007. We will see various limits at the web application level & site collection in SharePoint 2016 with SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007.

Compare SharePoint 2016 web application limits with SharePoint 2013/2010/2007

The following table lists the recommended guidelines for Web Application in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016.

limitsSharePoint 2007SharePoint 2010SharePoint 2013SharePoint 2016
Web application99 per SSP×20 per farm20 per farm
Content database100 per web app300 per web app500 per farm500 per farm
Zone5 per farm5 per web app5 per web app5 per web app
Managed path20 per web app20 per web app20 per web app20 per web app
Solution cache size×300 MB per web app300 MB per web app300 MB per web app
Site collection150,000 per web app250,000 per web app250,000 per web app250,000 per web app

Compare SharePoint 2016 site collection limits with SharePoint 2013/2010/2007

The following table lists the recommended guidelines for Site Collection in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016.

LimitsSharePoint 2007SharePoint 2010SharePoint 2013SharePoint 2016
Site collection sizeThe max size of content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).The max size of content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).The max size of content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).The max size of content database (In general, we strongly recommend limiting the size of site collections to 100 GB).
Site collections per farmxx750,000 (500,000 Personal Sites and 250,000 other sites per farm)750,000 (500,000 Personal Sites and 250,000 other sites per farm)
Site collection per web application150,000 per Web application250,000 site collection per web application.250,000 site collection per web application.250,000 site collection per web application.
Site collection per content database50,000 per content database2,000 recommended5,000 maximum10,000 maximum (2,500 non-Personal site collections and 7,500 Personal Sites, or 10,000 Personal Sites alone)100,000 (We strongly recommended limiting the number of site collections in a content database to 5,000. However, up to 100,000 site collections in a database are supported.)
Users per site collection2,000,000 User2,000,000 User2,000,000 User2,000,000 User
Groups per site collectionx10,000 SharePoint Group10,000 SharePoint Group10,000 SharePoint Group
Web site per site collection250,000 Web Site.(The maximum recommended number of sites and subsites is 125 sites with 2,000 subsites each)250,000 Web Site.(The maximum recommended number of sites and subsites is 125 sites with 2,000 subsites each)250,000 Web Site.(The maximum recommended number of sites and subsites is 125 sites with 2,000 subsites each)250,000 Web Site.(The maximum recommended number of sites and subsites is 125 sites with 2,000 subsites each)
Device channels per publishing site collectionxx10 Device Channel10 Device Channel

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References:
https://blog.devoworx.net/2016/06/15/comparing-a-site-collection-limits-in-sharepoint-2016-with-sharepoint-201320102007/
https://blog.devoworx.net/2016/06/05/comparing-a-web-application-limits-in-sharepoint-2016-with-sharepoint-201320102007/

This tutorial we learned some SharePoint 2016 limits at the web application and site collection level with SharePoint 2013/2010 and MOSS 2007.

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