RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices including hard disk drives or DVDs, allows the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved inside it. Every time an application is started, it is stored in the RAM, because it could be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can operate at the same time on a certain hosting server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people at the same time. Not like a shared web hosting solution where the resources of a particular account can be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used always. That memory is assigned to one server only and shall not be used by other clients even when it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
When you opt to host your Internet sites on a VPS server purchased from us, the amount of RAM which you'll get with it shall be guaranteed and shall be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on powerful hosting servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory that comes with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even if you use just a part of it at some time while another VPS account is using nearly all of its resources, we won't assign 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 shall be added to your existing account fully. You'll be able to upgrade either the whole plan or just the server’s RAM with a couple of mouse clicks inside the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll get a top-notch machine with sufficient RAM to run even a variety of resource-demanding web applications without any effect on the overall functionality of any one of them. Because we test each and every hardware component before we use it when we assemble a web server, we shall make perfectly sure that the RAM sticks are not malfunctioning and that the hosting server runs flawlessly. The physical memory that you will get shall be available all the time, so even in times in which you employ only a part of it for any given period of time, we shall never change the configuration. You'll be able to check the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, within the billing CP.