RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, unlike other storage devices like hard disks or DVDs, permits the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved within it. Every time an app is started, it is stored in the RAM, since it may be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media. In terms of the web hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can run at the same time on a given web server, particularly if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people at the same time. Different from a shared web hosting solution in which the resources of a certain account can be flexible and quite often depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use always. That memory is allocated to one web server only and won't be used by other clients even when it's not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you need an effective website hosting solution for your sites and applications and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages we offer, you will have a substantial amount of physical memory available at all times. You shall be able to check out the hardware configuration whenever you want from your billing CP, including the amount of RAM. We try out the memory sticks extensively as well as all the other parts before we use them to put together any web server, so in case you order one of our plans, you'll get a high-quality web server that will guarantee outstanding general performance for your websites. Even in case you don't use the whole capacity of the machine for an extended period of time, the physical memory shall still be available for your machine only.