RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, permits the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located in it. Each time a program is launched, it is stored inside the RAM, because it could be accessed considerably quicker than if it was read from another media. With regard to the web hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web applications can run at the same time on a particular hosting server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting plan in which the system resources of a certain account could be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS offers 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 clients even in case it is not used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
If you opt to host your sites on a VPS server purchased from us, the amount of RAM that you will get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on effective hosting servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory provided with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even in case you use a part of it at some point while another VPS account is using nearly all of its resources, we'll never allocate the free RAM from your account even briefly. That is valid if you upgrade the total memory of the virtual server too - the additional amount shall be added to your current account permanently. You will be able to upgrade either your entire package or just the server’s RAM with simply several clicks in the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get a top-notch machine with enough RAM to run even several resource-demanding web programs with no effect on the overall efficiency of any of them. As we test every single hardware component before we use it when we assemble a server, we will ensure that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the hosting server functions flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get will be available all the time, so even in times where you utilize merely a part of it for any period of time, we will never change the configuration. You will be able to examine the hardware, including the amount of RAM that you have, in the billing CP.