How to create a site or subsite in SharePoint Online?

create site in sharepoint

This article will show you how to create a site or Sub Site in SharePoint. The same way we can create a site or subsite using SharePoint Online/2013/2016/2019.

Before I explain about subsites, I would like to share a few ideas about the hierarchy of SharePoint (On-premises). Please look into the below screenshot.


But in SharePoint Online, We are not creating any farm or web application, directly we are creating site collections.

create site in sharepoint
create site in sharepoint

You can create multiple numbers of subsites under a Site collection in SharePoint. The web application is the parent of the Farm in SharePoint.

Site Collection is the child of the Web Application in SharePoint and the subweb is like a grandchild of the site collection in SharePoint.

There is no difference between a Site collection and subsites; only the hierarchy is different. You can create multiple numbers of subsites under a site collection in SharePoint. You can inherit the permission from the parent site collection to child subsites. Below, I have listed a few mandatory fields to create a site collection in SharePoint.

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. URL
  4. TemplateType
  5. Permission

A company has multiple branches in different countries and states. So, we have to create an application in SharePoint which will manage all different sites for a different country.

Suppose My company name is: RajInfotech and it’s located in the USA, CANADA, INDIA, DUBAI. So here, I have to create a Web Application for RajInoftech and Rajinfotech is the parent and we have to create all branches under Rajinfotech main website.

Web Application Name (Company Name)

URL : http:// Rajinfotech.com (Web Application Name)

Site collection (Country Name)

URL : http:// Rajinfotech.com/Sites/INDIA

SubSites (States)

In a country, If we have multiple branch then we have to create a Sub site under a site collection like

URL : http:// Rajinfotech.com/Sites/INDIA/Bangalore

Create site in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016/2019

Step 1 :On your SharePoint site navigate to the Settings gear icon and click ‘Add an app’

create site in sharepoint 2013
create site in sharepoint

Step 2 : Next, click on Subsites .

create site in sharepoint 2016
create site in sharepoint 2013

Step 3: Click on New SubSite button in top of the page.

create site in sharepoint 2019
create site in sharepoint 2013

Step 4: Enter your Site Title and description and select Team site as default template and Use same permissions as parent site and click on Create button.

How to create site in SharePoint 2013
create site in sharepoint

Step 5: Once you click on Create, It will take a moment to create a new team site for you. Below screenshot is the new subsite which is created recently.

How to create site in SharePoint 2013
How to create site in SharePoint 2013

This is all about creating a site or subsite in SharePoint. I will explain more about site features in my next article.


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Hope this SharePoint tutorial explains, how to create a SharePoint site or subsite in SharePoint Online.

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About Rajkiran Swain

Rajkiran is currently working as a SharePoint Consultant in QATAR . Rajkiran having 6 + years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010, MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0, Migration, Asp.Net, C#.Net, Sql Server, Ajax, jQuery etc.He is C#Corner MVP (2 Times).

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