RAM, that stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that may be accessed much faster than a hard disk drive, because the data can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web applications once they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more applications you'll be able to run concurrently and the more people shall be able to browse your sites without effect on the site’s/server’s general performance. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for short-term storage purposes, as the data is lost when the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory that your scripts can use may be limited and can change depending on what the other customers on the same web server use. With a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, alternatively, you shall have a set amount of RAM that will not be used by others even if you don't use it at a given time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
The amount of RAM that comes with every dedicated server we provide is large enough even for extremely resource-demanding web applications. The memory shall be readily available for your Internet sites and all other software that you install on the web server at all times, so even when at some point you use a fraction of the resources that you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All of the components are tested before the web server is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly functioning server that will ensure the best possible efficiency for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory which you have will be listed with the full server configuration specifications within your billing Control Panel.