Random access memory (RAM) is one of several key components that make up your dedicated server. It’s used for a number of functions, such as storing and reading data on a hard drive. RAM is also required to run various applications on your website.
If you don’t have enough RAM, you can expect your site to run slowly (both for you and your users). Slow sites will likely drive potential
customers or clients away. RAM isn’t necessarily cheap, you don’t want to be paying for more than you actually need. So how much do you need?
Deciding how much RAM your site needs
Begin by considering the following:
1. Check the operating system you use for your server. Windows and Linux are two of the most common options for dedicated server hosting, and each has its own recommended RAM requirements.
2. Consider how much traffic your site sees on a regular basis – and how that number may grow in the future. The more traffic you have, the more RAM you’ll need to handle it all.
3. Be over cautious. It’s best to have more RAM than you need on your dedicated server. This ensures that your server can keep up with changing demands as your site grows.
3. RAM is not cheap. It can be costly to pay for unnecessary RAM, so it’s always a good idea to re-assess your needs every few months and ensure your use is in line with what you’re paying for.
At Mem-Star Distribution Ltd we understand that you don’t want to pay for more RAM than you need. That’s why we offer a variety of customisation options for your server.
Upgrade your RAM at any time to accommodate changes in your web traffic.