RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that can be accessed faster than a disk drive, as the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed data is reached. On a server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web applications when they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more applications you'll be able to run all at once and the more people will be able to check out your websites 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 information is lost the moment the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts may use may be limited and may change based upon what the some other clients on the same machine use. With a virtual or a dedicated server, however, you'll have a set amount of RAM that will not be used by others even when you do not use it at a certain time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our dedicated server plans, you shall get a top-notch server with sufficient RAM to run even a variety of resource-demanding web apps with no effect on the overall performance of any of them. As we test each hardware component before we use it when we assemble a hosting server, we'll make certain that the RAM sticks aren't faulty and that the web server works flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get will be available all of the time, so even in times in which you utilize only a part of it for any given period of time, we will not modify the configuration. You shall be able to check the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, within the billing CP.