RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, allows the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Each time an app is launched, it is stored within the RAM, since it could be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media device. With regard to the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web applications can work all at once on a given 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 system resources of a certain account could be flexible and frequently depend on what other users consume also, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use all the time. That memory is assigned to one hosting server only and won't be used by other clients even in case it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get a top-notch server with enough RAM to run even a number of resource-demanding web programs without any effect on the overall performance of any one of them. Since we test each and every hardware component before we use it when we set up a web server, we shall make sure that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the hosting server runs flawlessly. The physical memory you will get shall be available all of the time, so even in a situation in which you employ just a part of it for a period of time, we won't change the configuration. You'll be able to check out the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, inside the billing CP.