RAM, that means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that can be accessed considerably faster than a hard drive, because the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web programs once they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more programs you'll be able to run simultaneously and the more people shall be able to surf your sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s overall performance. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for temporary storage purposes, since the information is lost the moment the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory which your scripts can use may be limited and could change depending on what the some other clients on the same server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, alternatively, you'll have a guaranteed amount of RAM that won't be used by others even if you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
When you need an effective web hosting solution for your sites and apps and you get one of the dedicated servers that we provide you with, you'll have a great deal of physical memory available all of the time. You will be able to see the hardware configuration anytime through the billing Control Panel, including the amount of RAM. We try out the memory sticks extensively along with all the other parts before we use them to assemble any machine, so in case you purchase one of our solutions, you shall get a high-quality hosting server that'll ensure exceptional functionality for your Internet sites. Even in case you don't use the entire capacity of the machine for an extended time period, the physical memory will still be available for your server exclusively.