RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that could be accessed noticeably faster than a hard disk, simply because the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a server, the RAM is employed to load scripts and web programs when they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more applications you'll be able to run simultaneously and the more people shall be able to look through your Internet sites with no effect on the site’s/server’s performance. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for short-term storage purposes, because the data is lost when the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory which your scripts are able to use may be limited and may change depending on what the other customers on the same hosting server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, however, you'll have a set amount of RAM which will not be used by others even when you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM included with every dedicated server which we offer is large enough even for extremely resource-demanding web apps. The memory will be readily available for your sites and all other software you install on the server at all times, so if at some point you use just a fraction of the system resources which you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the parts are examined before the machine is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to ensure that you'll get a flawlessly functioning hosting server that can ensure the best possible overall performance for your sites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed together with the full server configuration specifications within your billing CP.