RAM, that is short for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that can be accessed considerably faster than a hard disk drive, because the data can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web apps when they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more apps you'll be able to run simultaneously and the more people shall be able to check out your websites without effect on the site’s/server’s general performance. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for temporary storage purposes, since the information is lost when the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory that your scripts may use may be limited and may change depending on what the other customers on the same hosting server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, however, you shall have a set amount of RAM which will not be used by anybody else even when you do not use it at a certain time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
If you decide to host your websites on a VPS server bought from our company, the amount of RAM you will get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available always no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient hosting servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory included with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even in case you use only a part of it at one point while another VPS account is using virtually all of its system resources, we shall not allot the free RAM from your account even temporarily. This is valid when you upgrade the whole memory of the virtual server as well - the additional amount shall be added to your current account completely. You will be able to upgrade either the entire plan or just the server’s RAM with simply a couple of clicks within the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM that comes with every dedicated server that we offer you is sufficient enough even for extremely resource-demanding web apps. The memory will be readily available for your sites and any software you install on the hosting server at all times, so even if at some point you use only a fraction of the system resources that you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All the components are subjected to testing before the machine is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to guarantee that you will get a flawlessly operating hosting server that will guarantee the best possible efficiency for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed together with the full hosting server configuration specifications inside your billing CP.