RAM, which refers to Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which can be accessed noticeably faster than a hard disk drive, because the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is employed to load scripts and web programs once they are executed, so the more RAM you can use, the more programs you will be able to run at the same time and the more people will be able to look through your sites without effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for short-term storage purposes, as the information is lost when the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts can use may be limited and may change based upon what the other customers on the same machine use. Through a virtual or a dedicated web server, alternatively, you shall have a set amount of RAM that won't be used by others even if you do not use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM that comes with each dedicated server that we provide is large enough even for really resource-demanding web applications. The memory will be readily available for your Internet sites and every other software you install on the hosting server at all times, so if at some point you use merely a fraction of the system resources that you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration you have ordered. All the components are examined before the hosting server is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly working server that will ensure the best possible general performance for your sites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed along with the full server configuration specifications within your billing CP.