Various Settings Available in SharePoint 2013
In this tutorial, we will learn about the different settings that are available in SharePoint 2013.
You can easily configure server-centric settings like farm-level or access features, or can go for managing the services such as Excel and Word, that are made available to the site collection users. All these types of settings can be managed from within System Settings site.
Backup and Restore
At times, you may need to backup & restore your SharePoint site. With the backup & restore feature, you can create & schedule regular backups as required for your SharePoint. Moreover, you can perform ad hoc backups and restore easily from a SharePoint site that has been previously backed-up.
Upgrade and Migration
You may also want to upgrade from a specific version of SharePoint to a different, newer version like moving from SharePoint Standard to Enterprise. This would require a valid license and the facility to upgrade your server.
You can perform such activity in the Upgrade & Migration section of Central Administration site. Moreover, you can install service patches, cross-check installation, as well as upgrade progress from within this specific part of administration toolset.
This step-by-step wizard helps to configure SharePoint Server for you. Definitely, you must have seen this wizard firstly when you installed SharePoint. You can though run it again post installation to make changes to few configurations on your current SharePoint server.
It is a new category existing within Central Administration site. You can manage various facets of the apps installed on your SharePoint instance with help of this category.