RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices such as hard disk drives or DVDs, enables the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved inside it. Every time a program is launched, it is stored within the RAM, as it could be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. With regards to the website hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web applications can run simultaneously on a particular web server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people all at once. Unlike a shared web hosting package in which the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and often depend on what other users consume also, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use all the time. That memory is allotted to one hosting server only and will not be used by other customers even if it's not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
All our VPS server packages feature a set amount of RAM. Put simply, even when you use only a small fraction of the system resources your package comes with, we will never assign the free resources to a different VPS account on the exact same physical server. Since we create only a few virtual servers on a physical one, the latter will have sufficient free memory to guarantee the correct functioning of all VPS accounts even if their RAM allocation is upgraded greatly at some point. When you also choose to upgrade your plan or to keep the current one and to add just more memory, the new amount will also be reserved only for your account. That way, we make sure that your web sites will operate adequately all of the time regardless of what the other VPS accounts are using.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
When you purchase one of our dedicated server packages, you shall get a top-notch machine with sufficient 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 shall ensure that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the web server performs 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 given period of time, we shall never change the configuration. You will be able to check out the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, within the billing CP.