RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that is accessed much more quickly than a hard drive, due to the fact that the data 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 applications after they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more applications you shall be able to run concurrently and the more people shall be able to surf your sites with no effect on the site’s/server’s performance. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for short-term storage purposes, as the info is lost once the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts are able to use may be limited and can change depending on what the some other clients on the same hosting server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated web server, on the other hand, you'll have a set amount of RAM which won't be used by anyone else even if you don't use it at a certain time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
If you decide to host your Internet sites on a VPS server purchased from us, the amount of RAM which you'll get with it will be guaranteed and will be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are created on effective web servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory that comes 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 shall not allocate the free RAM from your account even momentarily. This is valid if you upgrade the entire memory of the virtual server too - the additional amount shall be added to your current account completely. You'll be able to upgrade either the entire plan or only the server’s RAM with only a couple of mouse clicks in the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
All of our dedicated server solutions feature a great deal of physical memory, that'll enable you to run really heavy web apps with no difficulties. We use new and meticulously tested hardware components when we build a new web server to make certain that there won't be any problems of any sort. The RAM memory is not an exception and if you obtain a dedicated server, we shall make sure that you get the best functionality possible from the configuration you have picked out. Even if we identify that you're not using the full capacity of the machine, we won't alter the hardware in any way, so the total amount of RAM that will be readily available will always be the same. You can check the configuration, including the physical memory, in your billing Control Panel at any time.