RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, unlike other storage devices including hard disks or DVDs, permits the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content located inside it. Each time an app is started, it's stored in the RAM, because it can be accessed much faster than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the website hosting service itself, additional RAM means that more web apps can operate concurrently on a certain server, particularly if they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a large number of people at the same time. Unlike a shared web hosting package where the resources of a certain account can be flexible and frequently depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is allocated to one hosting server only and won't be used by other clients even in case it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM that comes with every single dedicated server which we offer you is big enough even for very resource-demanding web programs. The memory shall be available for your sites and every other software that you install on the hosting server at all times, so even when at some point you use a fraction of the resources you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration you have ordered. All the parts are subjected to testing before the web server is built, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly functioning server that can guarantee the best possible performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory which you have shall be listed with the full hosting server configuration specifications within your billing CP.