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Create a Site Collection in SharePoint Online

Create a Site Collection in SharePoint Online

In this post we will create a basic site collection in SharePoint Online using the Admin Center.

To get started open Office 35 Admin center >> SharePoint Admin Center.

On the Site collection page, click on New and then click on Private Site Collection.

On the new site collection menu, provide a Title and provide the Web Site Address.

The Web Site Address will be the last part after /sites/.

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Under Template selection choose Collaboration >> Team Site (classic experience)

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Next step would be to set the Time Zone and select and Administrator for the site.

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The last option will be to set the storage limit for the site.

For the purpose this post I will set the limit as 200 GB and the Server resource Quota can remain as default.

What is the storage quota for?

By default, your SharePoint storage is available in a central pool from which all sites can draw. You, as a global or SharePoint admin, don’t need to divvy up storage space or reallocate space based on usage. That’s all handled automatically: sites use what they need when they need it, up to a maximum of 25 terabytes (TB) per site (previously called “site collection”). If you previously set storage limits manually and switch to using pooled storage, SharePoint resets all the limits to 25 TB.

Once you have set your limits you can click on OK to save.

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The new site will take a few minutes to create and will be listed under all your other Site collection in SharePoint Online.

The new site that is still being created will have a green circle next to it.

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To verify that the site is accessible after creation, click on the newly created Site collection and copy the Site address.

Your new site collection will then be accessible.

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