Create a Search Center site in SharePoint Server 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-07

Summary: Learn how to create a Search Center site and grant site access to users in SharePoint Server 2013.

A Search Center site, or Search Center, provides an interface for users to submit search queries and view search results. A Search Center site is the top-level site of a site collection that a farm administrator creates by using the Enterprise Search Center template or Basic Search Center template.

Depending on the kind of installation that you performed and the site collection template that you selected at that time, the farm might already have a Search Center site. To check this, browse to