RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices such as hard disk drives or DVDs, allows the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored in it. Whenever an application is started, it is stored in the RAM, as it can be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the website hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can run concurrently on a certain web server, especially when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people concurrently. Different from a shared web hosting solution in which the system resources of a given account can be flexible and sometimes depend on what other users consume also, a VPS includes a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use always. That memory is allotted to one hosting server only and shall not be used by other customers even if it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
If you decide to host your websites on a VPS server acquired from our company, the amount of RAM you will get with it shall be guaranteed and shall be available constantly no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory included with the particular plan will be "locked", so even when you use just a part of it at some point while another VPS account is using almost all of its system resources, we won't allocate the free RAM from your account even temporarily. This is valid when you upgrade the whole memory of the virtual server too - the additional amount will be added to your current account permanently. You shall be able to upgrade either the entire package or just the server’s RAM with only a couple of mouse clicks inside the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
All of our dedicated server packages feature a large amount of physical memory, which will enable you to run incredibly heavy web applications without any issues. We use new and thoroughly tested hardware components when we build a new web server to ensure that there will never be any problems of any type. The RAM memory isn't an exception and if you order a dedicated server, we will make certain that you get the best performance possible from the configuration that you have picked. Even if we find out that you are not using the full capacity of the hosting server, we will not alter the hardware in any way, so the amount of RAM which will be readily available shall always be the same. You are able to check the configuration, including the physical memory, in your billing Control Panel at any time.