RAM, that stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which is accessed considerably faster than a hard disk, as the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a web server, the RAM is employed to load scripts and web programs after they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more applications you shall be able to run at the same time and the more people shall be able to explore your websites without any effect on the site’s/server’s overall performance. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for non permanent storage purposes, because the data is lost the moment the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory that your scripts are able to use may be limited and may change according to what the some other clients on the same web server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, however, you will have a guaranteed amount of RAM that won't be used by anybody else even when you don't use it at a certain time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you will get a top-notch server with sufficient RAM to run even several resource-demanding web apps with no effect on the overall functionality of any one of them. As we test every single hardware component before we use it when we construct a hosting server, we will make perfectly sure that the RAM sticks are not defective and that the hosting server functions flawlessly. The physical memory that you will get shall be available constantly, so even in a situation in which you use just a part of it for any given period of time, we won't change the configuration. You'll be able to examine the hardware, including the amount of RAM that you have, within the billing Control Panel.