RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, that, in contrast to other storage devices such as hard disks or DVDs, allows the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Whenever an application is started, it is stored within the RAM, since it can be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can work simultaneously on a certain hosting server, particularly when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people at the same time. Different from a shared web hosting package where the system resources of a certain account can be flexible and quite often depend on what other users consume as well, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used at all times. That memory is allocated to one web server only and shall not be used by other customers even in case it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get a top-notch web server with sufficient RAM to run even a variety of resource-demanding web programs with no effect on the overall efficiency of any of them. As we test every single hardware component before we use it when we set up a hosting server, we will make certain that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the machine runs flawlessly. The physical memory which you will get shall be available at all times, so even in times where you use merely a part of it for a period of time, we will not alter the configuration. You will be able to check out the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, within the billing Control Panel.