RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a kind of computer memory, that, in contrast to other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, allows the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored within it. Whenever an app is started, it is stored in the RAM, because it can be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media. With regards to the website hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web apps can operate concurrently on a certain server, especially if they're 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 certain account could be flexible and quite often depend on what other users consume also, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use at all times. That memory is allocated to one server only and will not be used by other clients even when it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
The amount of RAM that comes with each dedicated server which we offer is large enough even for very resource-demanding web apps. The memory shall be available for your sites and any other software you install on the hosting server at all times, so even if at some point you use just a fraction of the resources that you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the components are tested before the hosting server is constructed, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly operating machine that can guarantee the best possible efficiency for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed together with the full web server configuration specifications inside your billing CP.