The quality of the hosting service which you will get for your sites is dependent not only on the attributes which a given plan contains, but also on the hardware your web applications work on. Higher CPU speeds, for instance, suggest that the processes running on the web hosting server will be performed quicker, while more physical memory (RAM) suggests that more processes can run together. The quality of the hardware can also affect the general performance and reliability of the server. As the Internet hosting service today includes not just file storage, but also databases, e-mails, logs, and so on, additional processing power is required to run all system processes and to ensure that they work properly and without lag. When the hardware is not powerful enough, the result will be slow Internet sites or even service timeouts since the machine will not be able to manage all requests to the sites hosted on it.