RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, unlike other storage devices such as harddrives or DVDs, allows the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved within it. Every time an application is started, it is stored within the RAM, due to the fact that it could be accessed much quicker than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web apps can operate all at once on a particular hosting server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people all at once. Different from a shared web hosting plan in which the resources of a given account could be flexible and quite often depend on what other end users consume too, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used all the time. That memory is assigned to one hosting server only and will not be used by other customers even when it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting
All of our dedicated server plans feature a massive amount of physical memory, which will permit you to run extremely heavy web apps without any issues. We use brand new and meticulously tested hardware components when we build a new server to make sure that there will not be any complications of any type. The RAM memory is not an exception and if you get a dedicated server, we shall ensure that you get the best general performance possible from the configuration you have selected. Even if we determine that you're not using the full capacity of the hosting server, we will not alter the hardware in any way, so the amount of RAM that will be readily available will always be the same. You will be able to take a look at the configuration, including the physical memory, within your billing Control Panel at any time.