RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices like hard disk drives or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Each time an app is started, it is stored in the RAM, as it could be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the web hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web applications can operate simultaneously on a given hosting server, particularly when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people at the same time. In contrast to a shared web hosting plan where the system resources of a certain account could be flexible and sometimes depend on what other users consume as well, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use all the time. That memory is allocated to one hosting server only and will not be used by other customers even in case it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
All of our dedicated server solutions feature a great deal of physical memory, which will enable you to run rather heavy web apps with no problems. We use brand new and carefully tested hardware components when we install a new server to guarantee that there will never be any troubles of any type. The RAM memory isn't an exception and if you order a dedicated server, we'll make sure that you get the best overall performance possible from the configuration you have picked out. Even if we notice that you aren't using the total capacity of the web server, we won't modify the hardware in any way, so the amount of RAM which will be at your disposal will always be the same. You can take a look at the configuration, including the physical memory, inside your billing CP at any time.