Bandwidth? Memory? Space? Allocation? What's the difference?

Although these terms are often used interchangably, they all refer to different things.

Bandwidth, when talking about network connections, refers the the maximum capacity a network can transmit information at any one moment. Broadband refers to a connection with a large amount of bandwidth capable of sending and receiving large amounts of data at a time.

Memory refers to how much information can be stored at-hand by a computer and used instantly at any moment, without having to write it to a hard drive and slow down operations. A larger amount of memory will speed up a server or computer by allowing it to hold more of the information it needs at a time.

Drive/Disk Space refers to how much file storage space there is in a system. A larger amount of disk space will allow you to save more information

Upload/Download Allocation refer to the amount of information you can send and receive from the internet without incurring extra charges of having your connection slowed down by your provider. If you're constantly incurring extra charges, or sick of your connection slowing down toward the end of the month, contact us and we'll set you up with a plan to suit both your budget and needs.

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