RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, permits the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored inside it. Anytime an app is launched, it's stored within the RAM, due to the fact that it could be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web applications can operate all at once on a given web server, especially when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people all at once. Unlike a shared web hosting plan in which the system resources of a given account can be flexible and sometimes depend on what other users consume also, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used always. That memory is allotted to one server only and will not be used by other customers even in case it's not being used.

Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers

If you decide to host your sites on a VPS server acquired from us, the amount of RAM that you will get with it shall be guaranteed and shall be available always no matter what. The VPS accounts are created on powerful servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory provided with the particular plan will be "locked", so even if you use just a part of it ultimately while another VPS account is using most of its system resources, we'll never assign the free RAM from your account even briefly. This is valid when you upgrade the total memory of the virtual server too - the extra amount shall be added to your current account completely. You will be able to upgrade either the entire plan or only the server’s RAM with only several clicks within the billing Control Panel.

Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers

When you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you shall get a top-notch machine with sufficient RAM to run even a variety of resource-demanding web applications with no effect on the overall performance of any of them. As we test each hardware component before we use it when we construct a hosting server, we will make certain that the RAM sticks are not faulty and that the web server works flawlessly. The physical memory which you will get shall be available all the time, so even in a situation in which you employ merely a part of it for any given period of time, we will never change the configuration. You'll be able to examine the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, in the billing CP.