RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices such as hard disk drives or DVDs, enables the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved inside it. Every time a program is launched, it's stored inside the RAM, because it could be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can operate all at once on a particular hosting server, especially if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large number of people concurrently. Unlike a shared web hosting plan in which the resources of a particular account can be flexible and often depend on what other end users consume as well, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use all the time. That memory is allocated to one web server only and will not be used by other customers even in case it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM included with every single dedicated server that we provide is sufficient enough even for quite resource-demanding web applications. The memory will be readily available for your Internet sites and any other software you install on the server at all times, so even when at some point you use just a fraction of the resources you have, we'll never alter the hardware configuration that you have ordered. All of the parts are examined before the server is built, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly operating server that can guarantee the best possible general performance for your sites. The amount of physical memory that you have shall be listed with the full server configuration specifications within your billing Control Panel.