RAM, that is short for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which is accessed much quicker than a disk drive, simply because the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed information is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web programs after they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more programs you will be able to run all at once and the more people shall be able to browse your websites without effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for temporary storage purposes, since the info is lost once the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts could use may be limited and may change based upon what the other customers on the same hosting server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, however, you shall have a guaranteed amount of RAM which will not be used by anyone else even if you do not use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS
All of our virtual private server solutions feature a guaranteed amount of RAM. To put it differently, even when you use just a small fraction of the system resources that your plan features, we'll never allot the free resources to some other VPS account on the same physical server. Since we set up only a few virtual servers on a physical one, the latter will have ample free memory to ensure the correct overall performance of all the VPS accounts even in case that their RAM allocation is upgraded tremendously at some point. In the event you also opt to upgrade your package or to keep the active one and to include only more memory, the new amount shall also be reserved exclusively for your account. That way, we ensure that your websites will perform properly all of the time whatever the other VPS accounts are using.