RAM, which means Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that is accessed considerably quicker than a disk 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 programs after they are executed, so the more RAM you can use, the more programs you shall be able to run simultaneously and the more people shall be able to explore your sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s performance. Different from a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for short-term 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 can change based on what the other customers on the same web server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated web server, however, you shall have a set amount of RAM which will not be used by others even when you do not use it at a certain time.

Guaranteed RAM in VPS

All our virtual private server plans include a guaranteed amount of RAM. To put it differently, even when you use just a tiny fraction of the system resources your package deal offers, we will not allot the free resources to some other VPS account on the very same physical hosting server. As we create only a few virtual servers on a physical one, the latter will have sufficient free memory to guarantee the adequate operation of all VPS accounts even in case that their RAM allocation is upgraded drastically at some point. If you also decide to upgrade your package deal or to keep the latest one and to include only more memory, the new amount shall also be reserved only for your account. This way, we make certain that your sites will operate effectively all the time no matter what the other VPS accounts are using.

Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Hosting

When you get one of our dedicated server plans, you shall get a top-notch machine with sufficient RAM to run even a number of resource-demanding web apps with no effect on the overall functionality of any of them. Since we test every single hardware component before we use it when we assemble a hosting server, we shall make perfectly sure that the RAM sticks aren't defective and that the web server functions flawlessly. The physical memory that you will get will be available at all times, so even in times where you use only a part of it for any period of time, we shall never change the configuration. You'll be able to take a look at the hardware, including the amount of RAM that you have, in the billing Control Panel.