RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer data storage. You might also hear people refer to it simply as, ‘memory’, even though there are many other kinds of memory that might exist inside of a computer. RAM is available in the form of integrated circuits which allow stored data to be accessed in any particular order, or at random. Simply put, more RAM means that your computer will be more capable of handling various processes simultaneously and will work more quickly, smoothly and efficiently. When you are in the process of personalizing your server, you will have options to upgrade the amount of RAM. (Measured in megabytes and gigabytes.)
The amount of RAM that can be added to your server depends on the server and the operating system.
- Windows Server 2003 Web Edition has a 2GB of RAM maximum
- Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition has a 4GB (32bit) or 32GB (64bit) of RAM maximum
- Windows Server 2008 Web (1-2 CPU) Max. 32GB of RAM
- Windows Server 2008 Standard (1-2 CPU) Max. 32GB of RAM
- Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (1-2 CPU) Max. 2TB of RAM
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (1-2 CPU) Max. 2TB of RAM
- Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter Max. 4TB of RAM
For more information about RAM, we recommend you read the Wikipedia article on RAM.
Also for the Windows Server operating system, please look to this article for updated information.