RAM, that means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that can be accessed much quicker than a hard drive, as the information 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'll be able to run concurrently and the more people will be able to look through your websites without any effect on the site’s/server’s performance. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for temporary storage purposes, because the info is lost once the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts can use may be limited and might change based upon what the some other clients on the same machine use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, however, you will have a fixed amount of RAM which won't be used by others even if you don't use it at a given time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Hosting
If you choose to host your websites on a virtual private server purchased from us, the amount of RAM that you will get with it will be guaranteed and will be available all of the time no matter what. The VPS accounts are created on powerful servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory offered with the particular plan will be "locked", so even in case you use only a part of it ultimately while another VPS account is using virtually all of its resources, we shall not assign the free RAM from your account even for the short term. This is valid when you upgrade the entire memory of the virtual server too - the extra amount will be added to your account fully. You'll be able to upgrade either the entire plan or just the server’s RAM with just a couple of mouse clicks through the billing Control Panel.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get one of our dedicated server solutions, you will get a top-notch web server with enough RAM to run even several resource-demanding web apps with no effect on the overall functionality of any of them. Because we test each hardware component before we use it when we set up a server, we'll make perfectly sure that the RAM sticks are not malfunctioning and that the machine functions flawlessly. The physical memory which you will get shall be available at all times, so even in a situation in which you utilize only a part of it for any given period of time, we will never change the configuration. You will be able to take a look at the hardware, including the amount of RAM that you have, in the billing Control Panel.