RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, which, in contrast to other storage devices such as hard disks or DVDs, allows the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored in it. Every time a program is launched, it is stored within the RAM, due to the fact that it can be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media device. With regard to the hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can run concurrently on a certain hosting server, particularly when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large number of people all at once. In contrast to a shared web hosting package where the system resources of a given account may be flexible and sometimes depend on what other end users consume too, a VPS includes a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is assigned to one web server only and won't be used by other customers even if it's not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS
All of our virtual private server plans feature a set amount of RAM. To put it differently, even if you use a small fraction of the resources that your plan offers, we will never allocate the free resources to a different VPS account on the very same physical web server. As we set up only several virtual servers on a physical one, the latter will always have sufficient free memory to guarantee the correct overall performance of all the VPS accounts even in case that their RAM allocation is upgraded drastically eventually. In case you also decide to upgrade your package deal or to keep the active one and to add just more memory, the new amount will also be reserved only for your account. In this way, we guarantee that your web sites will operate adequately all the time whatever the other VPS accounts are using.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll get a top-notch server with sufficient RAM to run even a variety of resource-demanding web applications without any effect on the overall performance of any of them. Because we test each and every hardware component before we use it when we construct a web server, we will ensure that the RAM sticks aren't faulty and that the machine works flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get shall be available at all times, so even in a situation where you utilize merely a part of it for any period of time, we will never change the configuration. You shall be able to take a look at the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, within the billing CP.