RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which could be accessed much quicker than a hard disk 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 programs when they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more apps you will be able to run simultaneously and the more people will be able to surf your Internet sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s general performance. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for momentary storage purposes, because the data is lost the moment the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts could use may be limited and may change according to what the some other clients on the same machine use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, on the other hand, you shall have a fixed amount of RAM which will not be used by anyone else even when you do not use it at a given time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
All our dedicated server packages come with a large amount of physical memory, that'll allow you to run really heavy web apps with no problems. We use brand new and extensively tested hardware components when we set up a new server to ensure that there won't be any problems of any kind. The RAM memory is not an exception and when you order a dedicated server, we'll ensure that you get the best overall performance possible from the configuration you have selected. Even if we find out that you aren't using the full capacity of the machine, we will never modify the hardware in any way, so the amount of RAM that'll be readily available will always be the same. You can easily check the configuration, including the physical memory, within your billing Control Panel at any time.