RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, which, in contrast to other storage devices such as hard disk drives or DVDs, enables the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Each time a program is started, it's stored in the RAM, as it could be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. With regard to the hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web apps can run at the same time on a given hosting server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people all at once. In contrast to a shared web hosting solution in which the resources of a certain account may be flexible and frequently depend on what other users consume too, a VPS includes a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use always. That memory is allocated to one server only and won't be used by other customers even when it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
The physical memory that you will get with each VPS server we offer is guaranteed and will be readily available at all times even when you don't use all of it for a long stretch of time. Each VPS account provides set system resources and runs in an isolated container apart from all the other accounts on the physical server, so even if some account starts running out of memory, we shall not allocate some of your memory to that account. We also never distribute the whole physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts set up on it, in order to make sure that it won't ever run out of memory. That way, there'll always be free RAM if you decide to upgrade your package and we ensure the flawless overall performance of the physical hosting server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get a top-notch server with sufficient RAM to run even several resource-demanding web applications with no effect on the overall efficiency of any of them. Due to the fact that we test every hardware component before we use it when we build a server, we shall make sure that the RAM sticks aren't malfunctioning and that the hosting server performs flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get will be available at all times, so even in a situation where you use just a part of it for a period of time, we will not alter the configuration. You will be able to take a look at the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, inside the billing CP.