The quality of the Internet hosting service that you will get for your websites is dependent not only on the features which a given plan comes with, but also on the hardware your web applications run on. Increased CPU speeds, for example, indicate that the processes running on the server will be carried out much faster, while additional physical memory (RAM) indicates that even more processes can run simultaneously. The quality of the hardware could also impact the overall performance and reliability of the server. As the hosting service nowadays includes not only file storage, but also databases, email messages, logs, and so on, extra processing power is required to run all system processes and to make sure that they run efficiently and devoid of lag. In the event that the hardware is not powerful enough, the result will be sluggish websites or even service timeouts because the machine will not be able to take care of all requests to the websites hosted on it.