RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, unlike other storage devices such as harddrives or DVDs, allows the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored inside it. Every time an app is launched, it's stored in the RAM, since it can be accessed considerably quicker than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the website hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can run all at once on a certain server, particularly if they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting package in which the system resources of a certain account can be flexible and quite often depend on what other users consume as well, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is allotted to one web server only and shall not be used by other customers even if it's not used.

Guaranteed RAM in VPS

If you choose to host your Internet sites on a virtual private server bought from us, the amount of RAM that you'll get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available all of the time no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory provided with the particular plan will be "locked", so even if you use a part of it ultimately while another VPS account is using most of its system resources, we won't assign the free RAM from your account even for the short term. That is valid when you upgrade the entire memory of the virtual server as well - the additional amount shall be added to your account fully. You shall be able to upgrade either the whole plan or only the server’s RAM with simply several clicks through the billing Control Panel.

Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting

The amount of RAM that comes with each and every dedicated server which we supply is large enough even for really resource-demanding web programs. The memory shall be available for your sites and every other software you install on the server at all times, so even if at some point you use just a fraction of the system resources you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All the components are tested before the server is built, including the RAM sticks, to guarantee that you will get a flawlessly functioning web server that will ensure the best possible general performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory that you have will be listed along with the full hosting server configuration specifications within your billing CP.