RAM, that means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that can be accessed noticeably faster than a hard disk, simply because the data can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed data is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web programs after they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more applications you'll be able to run at the same time and the more people shall be able to check out your sites without effect on the site’s/server’s overall performance. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for non permanent storage purposes, because the info is lost once the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts may use may be limited and may change based upon what the other customers on the same hosting server use. With a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, alternatively, you'll have a set amount of RAM that will not be used by anyone else even if you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Web Hosting
When you opt to host your sites on a virtual private server purchased from us, the amount of RAM you will get with it will be guaranteed and will be available all of the time no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient web servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory which comes with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even when you use just a part of it at one point while another VPS account is using almost all of its resources, we'll never allocate the free RAM from your account even briefly. That is valid when you upgrade the total memory of the virtual server too - the extra amount will be added to your account permanently. You will be able to upgrade either the entire plan or just the server’s RAM with a couple of clicks through the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The amount of RAM included with each and every dedicated server that we offer is sufficient enough even for quite resource-demanding web apps. The memory shall be readily available for your websites and any other software which you install on the web server at all times, so if at some point you use only a fraction of the system resources which you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All of the parts are examined before the server is built, including the RAM sticks, to guarantee that you will get a flawlessly working server that will guarantee the best possible overall performance for your sites. The amount of physical memory you have shall be listed together with the full hosting server configuration specifications inside your billing CP.