RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that is accessed faster than a disk drive, because the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web apps once they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more applications you'll be able to run all at once and the more people shall be able to surf your sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s general performance. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for temporary storage purposes, since the information is lost the moment the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory that your scripts can use may be limited and might change depending on what the some other clients on the same machine use. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, on the other hand, you will have a guaranteed amount of RAM that won't be used by anyone else even when you don't use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Hosting
When you decide to host your sites on a virtual private server acquired from our company, the amount of RAM you will get with it shall be guaranteed and shall 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 that comes with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even in case you use only a part of it at some point while another VPS account is using nearly all of its system resources, we will not allocate the free RAM from your account even temporarily. That is valid when you upgrade the whole memory of the virtual server as well - the extra amount will be added to your account fully. You will be able to upgrade either the entire plan or just the server’s RAM with only a couple of clicks in the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
The amount of RAM included with each dedicated server which we offer you is big enough even for extremely resource-demanding web programs. The memory shall be readily available for your sites and all other software that you install on the web server at all times, so if at some point you use just a fraction of the system resources that you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the components are tested before the web server is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly working server that will ensure the best possible general performance for your sites. The amount of physical memory which you have will be listed along with the full server configuration specifications in your billing Control Panel.