How Much RAM is Enough?

This is one of the most asked questions we receive. This question can be answered simple by looking at clients needs. These can be split up into 5 areas, if you add all these up you ca get a good idea of the amount of RAM you should be considering for your project:

  • Operating System. Different OS has distinct OS requirements to run smoothly and efficiently. Each developer post their minimum RAM requirements and recommended specs. It is important to note that some OS also have a maximum amount of RAM that can be utilized.
  • Control Panel – If you plan on using a control panel such as cPanel, these also have minimum and recommended RAM requirements.
  • Additional Applications. Same as the OS and control panel. We recommend you make a list of additional applications you intend to run, making sure to include the requirements for each. These could include email clients, antivirus, spam prevention, etc.
  • Traffic and Usage. If your setting up a site and believe it will have high amounts of traffic, you have to set some RAM aside to accommodate. A generally accepted rule of thumb is that for most standard sites, you have 1GB for 2500 visitors per day.
  • Site Characteristics and Caching. Various things to consider in this section. If you are using scripting languages such as Perl and PHP your requirement for RAM will jump dramatically. A RAM increase could also be your solution to faster page speed load times. If you are using databases like MySQL, these require lots of RAM and the larger the database the more RAM you will need. It is also important to evaluate how much of your website is static content which can be cached by proxy servers and users browsers. The more images, CSS Sprites and Javascript you cache and compress, the less RAM you will be reliant on.


Once you have added up the numbers, you will be left with a good base to answer the question of how much RAM you personally need.

Brexit Affects EU Job Applications

Graduates and people with technology degrees are choosing to move to Berlin or Paris instead of London due to Brexit vote. This in part, could be due to the UK government still not unveiling its new visa rules for EU migrants after Brexit. This has caused the UK technology industry to experience a sharp drop in job applicants originating from the EU. Including the fact people have been put off by concerns about the economy, venture capital investment and visas, applications from the EU have fallen by 40%.
Despite government initiatives to encourage the study of computer and information technology science subjects at university, the industry relies on EU citizens to fill about 180,000 jobs in the sector. The figure represents a fifth of tech jobs in London.

Tech Stock in Trouble

Billions of dollars have been lost as stock value of companies like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are hit by the continued drop in Tech Stock.

This my not seem important to most, as people don’t actively participate in the Stock Market. But if you have a 401(K) or IRA, which is most North American citizens, then its likely you have investments in one or two popular companies.

This is important news as Tech companies (Facebook, Apple, Google and Microsoft) are positioned as top most popular mutual stock fund investment. Tech companies have gained increasing importance in relation to the US economy, which in turn makes it difficult to not want to invest in them.

Tech Stock has usually been viewed as a durable, long-term investment which will see continued growth in the long run, so people are quick to bet on companies like Facebook and Amazon and new markets they are opening. But because of this very reason, research into unknown an untested technologies ins VR, OS, storage, phones or game consoles can cause people to doubt a company and their directions.

This is worth considering as the start of drop can be linked to a selloff in Apple stock, closely after their WWDC and may be related to their new lineup of computers and laptops as well as OS.