Performance question: more spaces with fewer pages vs less spaces with more pages

Hey, is this making any difference for the performance if I have

more spaces but each one with less pages 

or

less spaces but each with more pages?

We are just setting up our structure and how to migrate and store content in Confluence and I am a bit scared: maybe we start with this structure and everything is fine but later it turns out that this was too heavy (usage will increase by time) and the performance destroys the usability. Any advice?

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There used to be a performance impact with page restrictions, but it's been mitigated substantially. Here are the references:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Page+Restrictions+Performance+Considerations

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-16866

In general I'd recommend organizing your content logically by spaces, just for the information maintenance more than permissions. 

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jan 12, 2015

I would say the performance is not an issue. The best thing to do would be to organize your content the way it makes sense to organize it rather than the way the system performs the best. Really it should perform fine either way. There are organizations literally with hundreds of spaces that are working just fine.

Agree with Davin. We are one of those companies with hundreds of spaces (and 10's of thousands of individual pages), and things are running just fine. We have left things to grow 'organically' with no great attempt to force things into less or more spaces.

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