RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which is accessed considerably quicker than a disk drive, as the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web programs once they are executed, so the more RAM you can use, the more apps you shall be able to run all at once and the more people shall be able to check out your sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for short-term storage purposes, as the data is lost the moment the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory which your scripts could use may be limited and can change according to what the other customers on the same server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated web server, on the other hand, you'll have a set amount of RAM that will not be used by anybody else even if you do not use it at a certain time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
When you choose to host your sites on a VPS server
bought from us, the amount of RAM that you will get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available all of the time no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient web servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory provided with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even in case you use only a part of it at some time while another VPS account is using virtually all of its resources, we'll never allot the free RAM from your account even momentarily. That is valid when you upgrade the entire memory of the virtual server too - the additional amount shall be added to your current account fully. You'll be able to upgrade either your entire package or only the server’s RAM with several mouse clicks in the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server
packages, you shall get a top-notch machine with sufficient RAM to run even several resource-demanding web applications with no effect on the overall efficiency of any of them. Since we test every single hardware component before we use it when we construct a web server, we will make sure that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the hosting server works flawlessly. The physical memory that you'll get will be available constantly, so even in times where you employ just a part of it for a period of time, we shall never modify the configuration. You shall be able to check the hardware, including the amount of RAM which you have, in the billing Control Panel.