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 data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved in it. Whenever an app is launched, it's stored within the RAM, since it may be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. In terms of the hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web apps can run at the same time on a certain server, especially when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting package where the resources of a given account may be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume too, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used always. That memory is allotted to one server only and shall not be used by other customers even in case it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
The physical memory which you will get with every VPS server we offer you is guaranteed and will be available consistently even when you do not use it for a long time period. Each VPS account offers set system resources and runs in an isolated container separately from other accounts on the physical web server, so even in case some account starts running out of memory, we shall never allot some of your memory to that account. Furthermore never distribute the whole physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts set up on it, so as to guarantee that it will not run out of memory. This way, there will always be free RAM if you wish to upgrade your package and we guarantee the flawless overall performance of the physical web server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM included with every dedicated server we offer is big enough even for extremely resource-demanding web programs. The memory will be readily available for your sites and any software you install on the hosting server at all times, so if at some point you use only a fraction of the system resources you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the parts are examined before the web server is constructed, including the RAM sticks, to ensure that you will get a flawlessly operating machine that can ensure the best possible general performance for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory which you have shall be listed with the full hosting server configuration specifications in your billing CP.