RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices such as hard disks or DVDs, enables the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Every time a program is started, it is stored within the RAM, because it could be accessed considerably quicker than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the website hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web apps can run simultaneously on a certain hosting server, particularly if they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people at the same time. Different from a shared web hosting package where the system resources of a certain account could be flexible and sometimes depend on what other end users consume too, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used all the time. That memory is allotted to one server only and shall not be used by other clients even when it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS
If you choose to host your Internet sites on a virtual private server purchased from our company, the amount of RAM that you will get with it shall be guaranteed and shall be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient web servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory provided with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even if you use a part of it at one point while another VPS account is using virtually all of its system resources, we shall not assign the free RAM from your account even for the short term. That is valid if you upgrade the total memory of the virtual server too - the additional amount shall be added to your account completely. You'll be able to upgrade either the entire plan or just the server’s RAM with simply a couple of mouse clicks in the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
The amount of RAM included with each and every dedicated server which we offer you is large enough even for very resource-demanding web apps. The memory shall be readily available for your sites and any other software which you install on the web server at all times, so even if at some point you use a fraction of the system resources you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All the components are tested before the hosting server is constructed, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you'll get a flawlessly performing machine that can ensure the best possible general performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory which you have shall be listed with the full hosting server configuration specifications in your billing CP.