RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which can be accessed way quicker than a hard drive, due to the fact that 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 apps once they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more apps you will be able to run concurrently and the more people shall be able to check out your websites without effect on the site’s/server’s overall performance. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for temporary storage purposes, as the data is lost the moment 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 according to what the other customers on the same hosting server use. With a virtual or a dedicated web server, however, you will have a set amount of RAM which will not be used by others even if you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need an effective web hosting solution for your sites and programs and you get one of the Linux dedicated web hosting that we offer, you'll have a large amount of physical memory available constantly. You will be able to check out the hardware configuration at any time via the billing CP, including the amount of RAM. We test the memory sticks extensively alongside the rest of the parts before we use them to build any hosting server, so if you purchase one of our plans, you shall get a high-quality web server which will guarantee exceptional functionality for your sites. Even when you don't use the entire capacity of the web server for an extended amount of time, the physical memory will still be available for your server exclusively.