RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, in contrast to other storage devices like harddrives or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved inside it. Anytime an application is launched, it's stored within the RAM, since it could be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. In terms of the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web apps can work at the same time on a certain web server, especially if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large number of people concurrently. Different from a shared web hosting plan in which the system resources of a particular account could be flexible and sometimes depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS includes a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used all the time. That memory is allocated to one hosting server only and won't be used by other customers even in case it is not used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS
The physical memory you will get with each and every virtual private server we offer you is guaranteed and will be at your disposal consistently even if you don't use all of it for a long period of time. Each VPS account provides set system resources and runs in an isolated container apart from all of the other accounts on the physical hosting server, so even in case some account starts running out of memory, we shall never allocate some of your memory to that account. We also never distribute the entire physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts established on it, so as to ensure that it will never run out of memory. That way, there'll always be free RAM if you decide to upgrade your package and we guarantee the flawless performance of the physical web server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
If you need a potent website hosting solution for your sites and apps and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated hosting services that we offer you, you will have a massive amount of physical memory available all the time. You'll be able to check out the hardware configuration at any time through the billing CP, including the amount of RAM. We test the memory sticks diligently as well as all of the other parts before we use them to assemble any web server, so if you order one of our plans, you'll get a high-quality server which will ensure exceptional overall performance for your websites. Even when you do not use the full capacity of the machine for an extended amount of time, the physical memory will still be available for your machine exclusively.