RAM, that refers to Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which can be accessed noticeably faster than a disk drive, because the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed data is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web apps when they are executed, so the more RAM you can use, the more applications you shall be able to run at the same time and the more people will be able to look through your Internet sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s general performance. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for temporary storage purposes, since the info is lost once the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts are able to use may be limited and might change based on what the some other clients on the same machine use. Using a virtual or a dedicated web server, however, you will have a fixed amount of RAM that will not be used by anybody else even when you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM included with each dedicated server that we provide is large enough even for quite resource-demanding web applications. The memory will be readily available for your websites and all other software that you install on the hosting server at all times, so even if at some point you use a fraction of the system resources which you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All the parts are tested before the hosting server is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to make certain that you'll get a flawlessly working web server that can guarantee the best possible efficiency for your websites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed together with the full server configuration specifications within your billing Control Panel.