RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices like hard disks or DVDs, permits the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored inside it. Each time an app is launched, it's stored within the RAM, as it could be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media device. With regard to the web hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can run concurrently on a given hosting server, especially if they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people concurrently. Different from a shared web hosting plan where the resources of a certain account could be flexible and sometimes depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use all the time. That memory is allocated to one server only and shall not be used by other clients even in case it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM that comes with every single dedicated server that we offer you is large enough even for extremely resource-demanding web programs. The memory shall be available for your Internet sites and any software which you install on the server at all times, so if at some point you use a fraction of the resources you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration you have ordered. All the components are tested before the hosting server is constructed, including the RAM sticks, to make certain that you will get a flawlessly functioning web server that can ensure the best possible efficiency for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory which you have will be listed together with the full web server configuration specifications in your billing Control Panel.