RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices such as hard disks or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located within it. Each time an application is started, it's stored inside the RAM, as it can 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 apps can operate all at once on a particular web server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large number of people concurrently. Different from a shared web hosting package where the system resources of a certain account can be flexible and often depend on what other users consume too, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is assigned to one server only and shall not be used by other clients even if it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
All our VPS server solutions include a set amount of RAM. To paraphrase, even when you use only a fraction of the resources which your plan features, we shall never assign the free resources to a different VPS account on the same physical web server. Since we set up only a few virtual servers on a physical one, the latter will have plenty of free memory to ensure the adequate overall performance of all VPS accounts even in case that their RAM allocation is upgraded greatly eventually. In case you also opt to upgrade your package deal or to keep the active one and to include just more memory, the new amount will also be reserved only for your account. Thus, we make sure that your web sites will perform correctly at all times whatever the other VPS accounts are using.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get a top-notch hosting server with enough RAM to run even a number of resource-demanding web applications without any effect on the overall functionality of any of them. As we test each and every hardware component before we use it when we assemble a hosting server, we will make sure that the RAM sticks aren't faulty and that the web server works flawlessly. The physical memory which you will get shall be available all the time, so even in times in which you use just a part of it for any period of time, we shall never modify the configuration. You'll be able to check the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, within the billing CP.