Tip #20. SharePoint Site objects limitations

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When you plan the architecture of you SharePoint farm you should be aware about the following limitations in size of SharePoint objects. Keep your items below those numbers to have adequate performance, otherwise it degrades significantly if you overstep those values

So, recommended values are:

Site Object

Max Items/Size

Address to
Content Database

<100Gb

Content Database

100

per Web Application
Site collections

50,000

per Content DB
Site collections

50 - 150,000

per Web Application
Site collections

50 - 150,000

per Web Application
Web Sites

500 Mb

per Site
Web Sites

250,000

per Site Collection
Web Sites

125

per Site with 2,000 Subsites each
Subsites

2,000

per Web Site
Document file

2Gb (limit)

Documents

5 millions

per Library
Items

2,0000

per View
Lists

2,000

per Web Site
Field Type

256

per List
Columns

2,000

per Document Library

Columns

4,096

per List
Web Parts

50

per Page
Site Level Warning

150

per Site
User in Groups (individual)

2 millions

per Web Site
User in Groups (Windows Security Group)

millions

per Web Site
User Profiles (imported from AD)

5 millions

per Farm
Security Principals

2,000

per ACL
Security Principals

< 64k

(each is 32b)
Managed Paths

20

per Web Application

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