RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, in contrast to other storage devices like hard disks or DVDs, allows the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored within it. Whenever an app is started, it's stored inside the RAM, due to the fact that it could be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media. With regard to the web hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can run all at once on a certain server, especially when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people at the same time. Unlike a shared web hosting solution in which the system resources of a certain account could be flexible and sometimes depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS features a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is allotted to one hosting server only and won't be used by other customers even in case it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
All our dedicated server plans come with a massive amount of physical memory, that will permit you to run really heavy web apps with no difficulties. We use brand new and meticulously tested hardware components when we set up a new server to make sure that there will never be any problems of any kind. The RAM memory isn't an exception and if you get a dedicated server, we shall ensure that you get the best efficiency possible from the configuration that you have selected. Even if we discover that you aren't using the whole capacity of the web server, we will not modify the hardware in any way, so the total amount of RAM which will be at your disposal shall always be the same. You can check out the configuration, including the physical memory, in your billing CP at any time.