RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, which, unlike other storage devices such as harddrives or DVDs, enables the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located within it. Every time a program is started, it's stored within the RAM, since it may be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can work concurrently on a certain server, especially if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people at the same time. Not like a shared web hosting package where the resources of a given account could be flexible and quite often depend on what other users consume too, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM which you can use all the time. That memory is assigned to one hosting server only and shall not be used by other clients even when it's not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
All of our dedicated server packages come with a great deal of physical memory, which will permit you to run very heavy web applications with no issues. We use new and carefully tested hardware components when we set up a new hosting server to guarantee that there will not be any issues of any kind. The RAM memory isn't an exception and when you order a dedicated server, we will make sure that you get the best overall performance possible from the configuration that you have picked out. Even if we notice that you're not using the full capacity of the hosting server, we will not alter the hardware in any way, so the total amount of RAM that'll be available shall always be the same. You may look at the configuration, including the physical memory, inside your billing Control Panel at any time.