RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices like harddrives or DVDs, enables the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored inside it. Whenever a program is launched, it is stored inside the RAM, due to the fact that it may be accessed considerably quicker than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web apps can run at the same time on a particular web server, especially if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people all at once. Different from a shared web hosting solution in which the system resources of a given account can be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use all the time. That memory is assigned to one hosting server only and won't be used by other clients even when it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you need a powerful website hosting solution for your sites and apps and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we provide you with, you'll have a substantial amount of physical memory available all of the time. You will be able to look at the hardware configuration whenever you want from your billing Control Panel, including the amount of RAM. We test out the memory sticks diligently along with the rest of the parts before we use them to assemble any web server, so if you buy one of our plans, you shall get a high-quality server that will guarantee fantastic overall performance for your sites. Even in case you don't use the entire capacity of the hosting server for an extended period of time, the physical memory shall still be available for your server exclusively.