RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, allows the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored within it. Anytime an app is launched, it's stored within the RAM, since it may be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. With regard to the hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web apps can work at the same time on a given server, particularly if they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting solution in which the resources of a given account may be flexible and often depend on what other users consume too, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used always. That memory is allocated to one server only and shall not be used by other customers even if it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
The physical memory you will get with each and every VPS server which we offer is guaranteed and shall be at your disposal consistently even if you do not use it for a long time period. Every single VPS account offers you set system resources and runs in an isolated container separately from the rest of the accounts on the physical hosting server, so even if 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 created on it, as a way to guarantee that it won't run out of memory. That way, there will always be free RAM if you choose to upgrade your package and we guarantee the flawless functioning of the physical web server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get a top-notch web server with enough RAM to run even multiple resource-demanding web applications with no effect on the overall functionality of any one of them. Since we test every hardware component before we use it when we build a server, we will make sure that the RAM sticks aren't malfunctioning and that the server works flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get will be available all the time, so even in times where you use only a part of it for any period of time, we will not alter the configuration. You will be able to check out the hardware, including the amount of RAM that you have, in the billing Control Panel.