My organization has multiple clients. And we need to create similar site collections (with 4 lists and few items which must be the same for every client) for each client. So I was advised to create 1 site collection and then take backup of this and for every new client, to restore this when creating new site collection; rather than creating fresh sitecollection with new lists.
I would like to know, in simple words, what is difference between site template and site definition?
So, when we backup a sitecollection, are we backingup the site template or the site definition?