RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, in contrast to other storage devices such as hard disk drives or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved in it. Each time an application is launched, it is stored within the RAM, since it could be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media. In terms of the hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web apps can operate simultaneously on a certain hosting server, especially if they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people concurrently. Different from a shared web hosting plan in which the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and frequently depend on what other end users consume too, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used always. That memory is allotted to one web server only and will not be used by other customers even if it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you will get a top-notch machine with sufficient RAM to run even a number of resource-demanding web apps without any effect on the overall efficiency of any of them. Because we test each and every hardware component before we use it when we set up a server, we will make certain that the RAM sticks are not malfunctioning and that the web server works flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get shall be available all the time, so even in times in which you employ merely a part of it for any given period of time, we will not modify the configuration. You shall be able to examine the hardware, including the amount of RAM that you have, inside the billing Control Panel.