article I would like to experiment with Top Level Site creation.
We need to use the Central Administration application to do
What is Site Collection?
A site collection is a group of web
sites that have the same owner and share same settings.
For example A
Document Site Collection can contain Word Document Site, Excel Document Site
Please note that we should create a site collection inside a web
What is Top Level Site?
Site Collection can be divided
Top Level Site
those sites under the site collection.
Top Level site is a site not created
under another site.
A top level site can have subsites under
All the content of site collection are stored inside the
configured SQL Server database.
We can add upto 15000
(configurable value) site collections inside the content database.
Often the term sites is used to represent site
Creating Site Collection
Now we can experiment with
creating site collection.
Open the Central Administration web
application through the start menu.
are going to create a site collection for a group of Microsoft .Net users in the
Click on the Create site collections
You will get the following screen.
the details in the highlighted areas.
The description of which is
||Choose your web application. By default there is only
one web application.|
||Title for your site collection, appears in browser|
||Description of your site|
||Enter the url suffix. This url can be shared for the
group of users.|
||The users who are allowed to access this site collection.
Use the Check Names option to auto complete the qualified user
name after entering the user name.|
On clicking the
Ok button and waiting for a while the new site collection will get
A message appears like shown below.
the Ok button to return to Central Administration.
Now you are ready with the
new site collection.
You can share the url between the intended
On my machine the url was: http://appes-pc/my/personal/dotnet/default.aspx
the url in browser the following page was
the users of the site collection can create new sites inside this site
We can explore that in the next
this article we have explored Site Collection Creation.
note that an ordinary user do not have permission to create top level sites.