RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which is accessed faster than a hard drive, because the data 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 are able to use, the more programs you will be able to run all at once and the more people will be able to browse your websites without any effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for non permanent storage purposes, due to the fact that the information is lost as soon as the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts can use may be limited and may change based on what the some other clients on the same web server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated web server, however, you will have a fixed amount of RAM that won't be used by others even when you don't use it at a certain time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you need a highly effective website hosting solution for your sites and applications and you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans which we offer, you shall have a massive amount of physical memory available all of the time. You shall be able to look at the hardware configuration whenever you want through the billing CP, including the amount of RAM. We test out the memory sticks thoroughly alongside the rest of the parts before we use them to assemble any server, so if you order one of our solutions, you'll get a high-quality web server that'll guarantee superb efficiency for your sites. Even in case you don't use the full capacity of the hosting server for an extended time period, the physical memory will still be available for your machine only.