Compare The SharePoint 2016 Web Application Limits With Other SharePoint Versions

Introduction

In this blog, I will compare the limits of SharePoint 2016 Web Application with other SharePoint versions.

Boundaries, Thresholds, and Supported limits

Before we get started, you should first know what are the types of Limit.

  • Boundaries: Static limits that cannot be exceeded by design.
  • Thresholds: Configurable limits that can be exceeded to accommodate specific requirements.
  • Supported limits: Configurable limits that have been set by default to a tested value.
Web Application Limits for SharePoint

The below table lists the recommended guidelines for Web Application in SharePoint 2016,2013,2010,2007.

Limits/Version

Limit Type

SharePoint 07

SharePoint 10

SharePoint 13

SharePoint 2016

Web Application per farm

Supported

99 per Shared Service Provider

20 per farm

20 per farm

20 per farm

Content Database

Supported

100 per web app

300 per web app

500 per farm

500 per farm

Site Collection per Web App

Supported

x

250,000

250,000

250,000

Zone per Web App

Boundary

5 per farm

5

5

5

Managed Path for host-named site collections

Supported

20

20

20

20

Solution cache for path-based site collections

Threshold

x

300 MB

300 MB

300 MB


Note - X indicates that this information is not mentioned in TechNet.

Conclusion

Here, we've compared the SharePoint 2016 Web Application limits with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007.

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