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When creating a new site collection in SharePoint Online, I've noticed that you can choose either a "/sites/" or "/teams/" URL path when setting up the Public Website Address for the site collection.

What is the difference between these two URL paths? Are there any specific advantages or disadvantages between the two options?

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From a technical point they're exactly the same. The only difference is the way users think of site collections beneath each of them. So it's common to use "/teams/" for site collections for individual teams and "/sites/" for everything else (in SharePoint Online, On-Premises often create their own)

"/sites/" and "/teams/" is what is called managed paths in SharePoint to be more specific they're so called wildcard managed paths which means that multiple Site Collections can be created beneath them.

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