RAM, which refers to Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which may be accessed noticeably faster than a hard drive, simply because the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed information is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web programs when they are executed, so the more RAM you can use, the more apps you'll be able to run all at once and the more people shall be able to browse your sites without effect on the site’s/server’s overall performance. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for momentary storage purposes, because the info is lost the moment the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts can use may be limited and can change depending on what the other customers on the same server use. With a virtual or a dedicated server, on the other hand, you'll have a fixed amount of RAM which will not be used by anybody else even if you do not use it at a given time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Web Hosting
When you decide to host your sites on a virtual private server acquired from us, the amount of RAM which you'll get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available all of the time no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on powerful servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory offered with the particular plan will be "locked", so even in case you use only a part of it at some time while another VPS account is using almost all of its resources, we won't allocate the free RAM from your account even temporarily. This is valid when you upgrade the entire memory of the virtual server as well - the extra amount shall be added to your current account entirely. You will be able to upgrade either your entire package or only the server’s RAM with only a couple of mouse clicks inside the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you purchase one of our dedicated server packages, you shall get a top-notch hosting server with sufficient RAM to run even several resource-demanding web programs with no effect on the overall performance of any one of them. Since we test every hardware component before we use it when we build a hosting server, we'll make sure that the RAM sticks aren't faulty and that the machine works flawlessly. The physical memory you will get will be available at all times, so even in a situation in which you use just a part of it for any given period of time, we will never modify the configuration. You'll be able to check out the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, inside the billing Control Panel.