RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices such as harddrives or DVDs, permits the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Every time an application is launched, it is stored in the RAM, since it could be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media. In terms of the hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web applications can run all at once on a particular hosting server, particularly when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting package where the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and sometimes depend on what other users consume as well, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used all the time. That memory is assigned to one hosting server only and shall not be used by other customers even when it is not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
The amount of RAM that comes with every dedicated server that we supply is sufficient enough even for very resource-demanding web programs. The memory will be readily available for your sites and every other software you install on the server at all times, so if at some point you use merely a fraction of the resources you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration you have ordered. All the parts are subjected to testing before the machine is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to ensure that you will get a flawlessly functioning web server that can guarantee the best possible overall performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory which you have will be listed with the full server configuration specifications within your billing Control Panel.