Create Site Collection in SharePoint 2013 Online

In this article, I would like to share the procedure to create a new site collection in SharePoint 2013 online.

Procedure to create a new site collection in SharePoint online.

Use the following procedure to create a site collection.

Step 1. Open the “Microsoft Online Portal” (Admin Center) in your browser as in the following.


Provide the username and password to log in to the portal, then you will be navigated to the online portal (Admin Center) as shown below.

Admin Center

Step 2. Then click on the “Admin” dropdown on the portal. On the dropdown select “SharePoint” as shown below.


Step 3. When you click on SharePoint, you will be navigated to the “SharePoint Admin Center” as shown below.


Step 4. Click on “New” from the ribbon bar as shown in the following and then select the “private site collection”.

Private site collection

Step 5. Then you will get the pop-up to create the site collection when you select the private site collection as shown below.


Step 6. Then provide the following details on the pop-up.

  • Title
  • Web site address
  • SharePoint version
  • Language
  • Type of template
  • Time zone
  • The administrator of a site collection
  • Storage Quota
  • Server Resource Quota

After providing all the preceding details click “OK” to create the site collection.


Finally, the site collection will be created in SharePoint Online.


In this article, we have explored how to create a site collection in SharePoint online. Happy learning.