RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices like hard disk drives or DVDs, permits the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located in it. Every time an app is started, it is stored inside the RAM, due to the fact that it can be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. With regard to the web hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can operate concurrently on a given hosting server, especially when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people all at once. Not like a shared web hosting package in which the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and often depend on what other users consume also, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is allotted to one hosting server only and will not be used by other clients even if it is not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
When you decide to host your websites on a VPS server purchased from us, the amount of RAM that you will get with it will be guaranteed and will be available constantly no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on powerful servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory which comes with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even in case you use a part of it at one point while another VPS account is using almost all of its resources, we'll never allocate the free RAM from your account even momentarily. This is valid when you upgrade the whole memory of the virtual server too - the extra amount shall be added to your current account permanently. You'll be able to upgrade either the whole plan or only the server’s RAM with just several mouse clicks through the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you need a powerful web hosting solution for your sites and programs and you get one of the dedicated servers which we offer, you'll have a great deal of physical memory available at all times. You will be able to look at the hardware configuration whenever you want from the billing CP, including the amount of RAM. We test out the memory sticks diligently as well as all of the other parts before we use them to assemble any web server, so when you purchase one of our solutions, you will get a high-quality server that will ensure fantastic performance for your sites. Even in case you do not use the entire capacity of the machine for an extended period of time, the physical memory shall still be available for your web server exclusively.