RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that is accessed considerably faster than a hard disk drive, due to the fact that the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed data is reached. On a web server, the RAM is employed to load scripts and web programs when they are executed, so the more RAM you can use, the more apps you shall be able to run all at once and the more people shall be able to surf your sites with no effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for non permanent storage purposes, since the data is lost when 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 might change according to what the some other clients on the same hosting server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated web server, on the other hand, you will have a set amount of RAM which won't be used by others even when you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
All of our dedicated server packages feature a great deal of physical memory, that will allow you to run really heavy web apps without any issues. We use brand new and carefully tested hardware components when we build a new server to ensure that there won't be any problems of any type. The RAM memory is not an exception and when you purchase a dedicated server, we shall make certain that you get the best functionality possible from the configuration that you have chosen. Even if we discover that you're not using the total capacity of the server, we will never modify the hardware in any way, so the amount of RAM that will be readily available will always be the same. You may look at the configuration, including the physical memory, in your billing Control Panel at any time.