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Site Limitation in a Portal

  Asked By: Travon    Date: Aug 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 908

Is there any limitation on the number of WSS sites a portal can have. Currently the number of sites in our portal is 5000+,
top-level sites - 1000+, remaining being subsites to these top level sites.

At present we are having one Web server and one Database server.

We expect to total number of sites to go up to a max of 30000. How will it impact the performance and accessibility.
What are your suggestions?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Joshuah Huber     Answered On: Aug 21

Medium Farm
You can deploy SharePoint portal  Server 2003 on server farms to address the performance, scale, and high-availability needs of very large organizations. The following table lists the hardware requirements for a medium farm deployment.

Server type


Hard disk

Number of computers


Web and search servers

2 GB

200 GB


Dual 2.8 GHz Pentium 4

Database server

2 GB

200 GB


Dual 2.8 GHz Pentium 4

Index management server

2 GB

100 GB


Dual 2.8 GHz Pentium 4

A system built with the hardware described in the preceding table should have the following performance characteristics:

Process 80 requests per second (PCA), including 12 searches per second

Index 10 documents per second

Store up to 1 million documents

Index up to 5 million documents

Host up to 50,000 SharePoint sites  and personal sites

Host up to 25 portal sites using shared services

Host up to 10 portal sites not using shared services

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