RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, unlike other storage devices like hard disk drives or DVDs, permits the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Whenever an app is launched, it is stored in the RAM, since it can be accessed considerably quicker than if it was read from another media device. With regard to the website hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web applications can run at the same time on a certain server, particularly when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people at the same time. In contrast to a shared web hosting plan where the resources of a given account can be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use at all times. That memory is assigned to one server only and will not be used by other customers even in case it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS
If you opt to host your Internet sites on a virtual private server purchased from us, the amount of RAM which you'll get with it will be guaranteed and shall be available all of the time no matter what. The VPS accounts are created on effective hosting servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory offered with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even when you use a little part of it at some point while another VPS account is using virtually all of its system resources, we'll never allocate the free RAM from your account even for the short term. This is valid if you upgrade the total memory of the virtual server as well - the additional amount will be added to your account permanently. You'll be able to upgrade either the whole package or just the server’s RAM with several clicks inside the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
The amount of RAM included with each dedicated server we supply is large enough even for really resource-demanding web apps. The memory shall be readily available for your sites and every other software you install on the hosting server at all times, so even when at some point you use only a fraction of the system resources that you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All the parts are subjected to testing before the hosting server is constructed, including the RAM sticks, to ensure that you will get a flawlessly operating hosting server that can ensure the best possible performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed along with the full web server configuration specifications in your billing CP.