RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, that, in contrast to other storage devices like harddrives or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored inside it. Whenever an app is launched, it is stored in the RAM, due to the fact that it can be accessed considerably faster than if it was read from another media. With regard to the web hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can operate at the same time on a certain web server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large number of people at the same time. Unlike a shared web hosting package in which the resources of a certain account may be flexible and sometimes depend on what other users consume too, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used all the time. That memory is allotted to one hosting server only and will not be used by other clients even when it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
The physical memory you will get with every single VPS server that we provide is guaranteed and will be available consistently even if you don't use it all for a long length of time. Each VPS account features set system resources and runs in an isolated container independently from all the other accounts on the physical hosting server, so even when some account starts running out of memory, we shall not allocate some of your memory to that account. Additionally we never distribute the entire physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts created on it, in order to guarantee that it won't run out of memory. In this way, there'll always be free RAM if you decide to upgrade your package and we ensure the flawless functioning of the physical web server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM included with every single dedicated server that we supply is sufficient enough even for very resource-demanding web programs. The memory shall be available for your websites and any software you install on the web server at all times, so even if at some point you use merely a fraction of the system resources which you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the components are tested before the web server is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to ensure that you'll get a flawlessly working machine that can guarantee the best possible general performance for your sites. The amount of physical memory you have shall be listed with the full web server configuration specifications within your billing CP.