RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, unlike other storage devices such as harddrives or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located in it. Every time an app is launched, it is stored in the RAM, because it could be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. With regards to the website hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web apps can run simultaneously on a particular server, particularly when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people at the same time. Different from a shared web hosting solution where the resources of a particular account can be flexible and frequently depend on what other users consume as well, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used always. That memory is allocated to one server only and will not be used by other customers even when it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS
If you decide to host your websites on a virtual private server acquired from us, the amount of RAM you will get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are created on highly effective hosting servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory included with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even in case you use just a part of it at one point while another VPS account is using nearly all of its system resources, we won't allocate the free RAM from your account even momentarily. This is valid if you upgrade the whole memory of the virtual server as well - the extra amount will be added to your current account completely. You'll be able to upgrade either the whole plan or just the server’s RAM with a few clicks in the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
The amount of RAM that comes with each and every dedicated server which we offer is large enough even for quite resource-demanding web applications. The memory will be readily available for your Internet sites and any software which you install on the server at all times, so if at some point you use only a fraction of the system resources you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the components are subjected to testing before the hosting server is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to make certain that you will get a flawlessly performing server that will ensure the best possible overall performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory that you have will be listed together with the full server configuration specifications in your billing Control Panel.