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, enables the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved inside it. Each time an application is launched, it's stored inside the RAM, because it may be accessed considerably faster than if it was read from another media. With regard to the hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web apps can operate concurrently on a given server, particularly when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people at the same time. Not like a shared web hosting package in which the system resources of a given account could be flexible and frequently depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use at all times. That memory is allotted to one server only and will not be used by other customers even when it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
The physical memory that you will get with each VPS server we offer is guaranteed and will be available consistently even when you do not use all of it for a long period of time. Every VPS account gives you set system resources and runs in an isolated container separately from all of the other accounts on the physical server, so even if some account starts running out of memory, we shall not allot some of your memory to that account. We also never distribute the whole physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts created on it, so as to make sure that it won't ever run out of memory. In this way, there'll always be free RAM if you wish to upgrade your package and we ensure the flawless performance of the physical machine.
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 a number of resource-demanding web apps with no effect on the overall functionality of any one of them. As we test every single hardware component before we use it when we assemble a web server, we'll make certain that the RAM sticks are not defective and that the web server works flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get will be available all of the time, so even in times in which you employ only a part of it for any period of time, we shall never change the configuration. You'll be able to examine the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, inside the billing CP.