RAM, that stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which can be accessed much more quickly than a hard drive, as the data can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web apps when they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more programs you will be able to run simultaneously and the more people shall be able to check out your websites with no effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for short-term storage purposes, since the information is lost as soon as the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory that your scripts can use may be limited and could change depending on what the other customers on the same server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, however, you'll have a set amount of RAM which won't be used by anybody else even when you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
All of our dedicated server packages include a large amount of physical memory, that will permit you to run rather heavy web applications without any challenges. We use new and carefully tested hardware components when we build a new hosting server to guarantee that there won't be any complications of any sort. The RAM memory isn't an exception and if you get a dedicated server, we'll make sure that you get the best overall performance possible from the configuration you have chosen. Even if we notice that you aren't using the entire capacity of the server, we will never modify the hardware in any way, so the amount of RAM that will be available shall always be the same. You can look at the configuration, including the physical memory, in your billing CP at any time.