SharePoint 2013 – Limits of Web Application, Site Collection level, List, Document library and Security objects

During the design or Architecture of SharePoint 2013 based application, we need to consider various limitations.Few of them I tried to capture in this document,

 

1. Content DB Level Limits
Sr. No. Functionality Limits
1 content databases per farm 500
2 The content database size 200 GB
3 Items including list and document items inside content databases 60 million
4 Site collections can be possible per content database 10,000
5 Non-Personal site collections 2500
6 Personal Sites – site collection 7500 or 10000(alone)
7 The time to first byte of any response from the Network Attached Storage (NAS) 20 milliseconds

 

2. Web Application Level
Sr. No. Functionality Limits
1 Web applications possible per SharePoint farm 20
2 Zones per web application and these are Default, Intranet, Extranet, Internet, and custom. 5
3 Managed paths for host-named site collections per farm 20
4 Managed paths for path-based site collections per web application 20
5 Solution cache size per web application 300 MB
6 Application pools per web server 10

 

3. Site Collection Level Limits
Sr. No. Functionality Limits
1 Site collections per farm 750,000 (500,000 Personal Sites and 250,000 other sites per farm)
2 Web site are supported per site collection 2,50,000
3 The maximum allowed number of device channels per publishing site collection 10

 

4. List or Document Library Limits
Sr. No. Functionality Limits
1 List or library row size 8000 bytes per row
2 The default maximum file size 250 MB
(can be configure it up to 2 GB but as the size increases it will give some performance issue)
3 Documents stored per document librar 3,00,00,000
4 major versions supported for a file 4,00,000
5 The maximum number of minor file versions 511
6 items per list 3,00,00,000
7 The user interface allows a maximum items 100
8 join operations per query 8
9 The list threshold limit 5000
10 List view threshold for auditors and administrators 20000
11 sub site per site view 2000
12 concurrent editors per document for coauthoring in word or PowerPoint files. 10
13 The maximum number of unique security scopes set for a list 50

 

5. Security Level Limits
Sr. No. Functionality Limits
1 A user can belongs to maximum SharePoint groups 5000
2 Users per site collection 2 million
3 Users to a SharePoint group 5000
4 Groups per site collection 10000
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