RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices such as hard disk drives or DVDs, allows the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Whenever an application is launched, it's stored in the RAM, due to the fact that it may be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media. With regards to the website hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can work simultaneously on a given hosting server, especially if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting package where the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and frequently depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use at all times. That memory is allocated to one hosting server only and will not be used by other clients even if it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our dedicated server plans, you will get a top-notch web server with sufficient RAM to run even multiple resource-demanding web programs without any effect on the overall efficiency of any one of them. Since we test every hardware component before we use it when we set up a server, we shall ensure that the RAM sticks are not defective and that the hosting server performs flawlessly. The physical memory that you will get shall be available all of the time, so even in times in which you use just a part of it for any given period of time, we will not alter the configuration. You'll be able to check out the hardware, including the amount of RAM you have, within the billing Control Panel.