What is RAM, and how does it affect a dedicated server?

RAM, or random access memory, is a form of short-term storage used by computers. RAM is commonly used by applications and operating systems to store data that needs to be kept "ready," and will need to be accessed very quickly in the near future. 

In contrast to Hard Disk or Storage, RAM (memory) directly affects server performance. Without a sufficient amount of physical RAM, a server may have trouble running software with the desired level o performance. 

One of the key benefits of dedicated servers is the ability to accommodate a large amount of physical memory (RAM). Dedicated servers can be configured with up to 128GB, or more, of hard-wired RAM. That's a lot! 
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