RAM, that stands for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which is accessed faster than a hard disk drive, simply because the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed data is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web applications when they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more applications you'll be able to run concurrently and the more people shall be able to browse your sites without effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for temporary storage purposes, since the data is lost once the power is shut off. When you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory which your scripts may use may be limited and could change based upon what the some other clients on the same server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, alternatively, you shall have a guaranteed amount of RAM that will not be used by others even when you do not use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Web Hosting
The physical memory you will get with each and every virtual private server that we provide is guaranteed and shall be at your disposal consistently even when you do not use it all for a long length of time. Each and every VPS account offers fixed system resources and runs in an isolated container apart from other accounts on the physical server, so even when some account starts running out of memory, we shall not assign some of your memory to that account. Also we never distribute the whole physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts set up on it, so as to make sure that it will not run out of memory. That way, there shall always be free RAM if you decide to upgrade your package and we guarantee the flawless performance of the physical web server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All our dedicated server plans feature a large amount of physical memory, that will enable you to run rather heavy web applications with no problems. We use brand new and meticulously tested hardware components when we install a new hosting server to make sure that there will never be any issues of any type. The RAM memory is not an exception and if you obtain a dedicated server, we'll make sure that you get the best functionality possible from the configuration which you have selected. Even if we determine that you are not using the total capacity of the web server, we will not modify the hardware in any way, so the total amount of RAM that will be available will always be the same. You can check the configuration, including the physical memory, in your billing Control Panel at any time.