RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, unlike other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, permits the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored inside it. Anytime an app is started, it is stored in the RAM, because it could be accessed considerably faster than if it was read from another media. In terms of the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web applications can run simultaneously on a given hosting server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people simultaneously. Not like a shared web hosting plan in which the resources of a particular account can be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used at all times. That memory is assigned to one server only and shall not be used by other customers even if it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
All our VPS server plans come with a guaranteed amount of RAM. To paraphrase, even in case you use only a fraction of the system resources that your package comes with, we will never allocate the free resources to another VPS account on the exact same physical web server. Because we set up only a few virtual servers on a physical one, the latter shall always have sufficient free memory to secure the correct overall performance of all the VPS accounts even if their RAM allocation is upgraded greatly at some time. In the event you also choose to upgrade your package or to keep the active one and to include only more memory, the new amount will also be reserved only for your account. This way, we ensure that your web sites will perform effectively constantly no matter what the other VPS accounts are using.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server solutions, you shall get a top-notch hosting server with enough RAM to run even multiple resource-demanding web applications without any effect on the overall functionality of any one of them. As we test each and every hardware component before we use it when we construct a hosting server, we shall make perfectly sure that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the server works flawlessly. The physical memory which you will get shall be available constantly, so even in a situation in which you employ only a part of it for any given period of time, we shall never modify the configuration. You'll be able to take a look at the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, inside the billing CP.