There are three ways to Create a Site Collections in SharePoint 2013.
- SharePoint Central Administration
- SharePoint 2013 Management Shell
- Self-Service Site Creation
The new Self-Service Site Creation enables users to Create sites and site collections within a particular web application.This method is best used when you want to allow groups or communities to create sites.
Here are few Tips about Self-Service Site Creation in SharePoint 2013
- Self-Service Site Creation enables users to create site collections under the “/sites” path by default.If you want to use a path other than /sites, you must add the path as a wildcard inclusion.
- Self-Service Site Creation can be configured to create sites, instead of site collections, automatically.
- When turned on, this capability advertises itself with a new site link added to the Sites page of users’ personal sites.
- In SharePoint Foundation 2013, Self-Service Site Creation is disabled by default. When you enable Self-Service Site Creation, users can use the site creation page (http:///_layouts/15/scsignup.aspx) to create a new site or site collection.
- Self-service site creation only creates path based site collections. You cannot create host-named site collections with self-service site collections.
- When configured to create site collections, users must have Use Self-Service Site Creation permission on the host site collection. When configured to create sites, users must have Create Subsites permission on the parent site.
- sites Created with Self-Service Site Creation automatically conforms to the web application’s default quota settings.If you need to use the specific quota for the sites, you need to define a storage quota and set it as the default quota for the web application.