Delete A Site Collection In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

In this article, you will learn how to delete a site collection in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

In this article, we will see how to delete a site collection in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin. A site collection will act like a base for all of your different sites on SharePoint. You can use it for your organization or a public facing Website. If you delete a site collection, all the sub sites and contents will be deleted.

How to delete?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.


  • Run it as an administrator to have the elevated privileges.
  • You will see the screenshot given below.



  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given below.
  • Click on Application Management.


  • Go to Web Applications >> Under Site Collections.

  • Click on “Delete a Site Collection”.
  • You will see the screen shown below.

Configuration

  • Site Collection
    Choose the site collection, which you want to delete.

    Note

    If you delete a site collection, all the sub sites and contents will be deleted.

  • Once you select a site collection, a delete button will be enabled below on the right side.
  • Click on it, your site collection will be deleted.

Here in this article, we saw how to delete a site collection in SharePoint, using central administration. There are more to come on Central administration. Until then keep reading and keep learning.