RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, different from other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, allows the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved inside it. Every time an application is started, it is stored within the RAM, as it can be accessed considerably quicker than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web applications can run all at once on a particular server, especially if they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a significant number of people all at once. Not like a shared web hosting solution in which the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and quite often depend on what other users consume also, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM you can use at all times. That memory is allocated to one hosting server only and won't be used by other customers even in case it's not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need a potent hosting solution for your sites and apps and you get one of the Linux dedicated web hosting we provide you with, you will have a massive amount of physical memory available at all times. You will be able to check out the hardware configuration at any time via the billing Control Panel, including the amount of RAM. We test the memory sticks diligently as well as all of the other parts before we use them to put together any server, so in case you buy one of our packages, you shall get a high-quality web server which will ensure exceptional functionality for your sites. Even if you don't use the whole capacity of the machine for an extended length of time, the physical memory will still be available for your machine exclusively.