RAM, that is short for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that is accessed faster than a hard disk drive, because the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed information is reached. On a hosting server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web applications after they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more programs you shall be able to run all at once and the more people shall be able to look through your sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s functionality. In contrast to a disk drive, however, the RAM is used for temporary storage purposes, due to the fact that the info is lost as soon as the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts are able to use may be limited and could change according to what the other customers on the same hosting server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, alternatively, you shall have a set amount of RAM which will not be used by anybody else even if you do not use it at a particular time.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
If you choose to host your sites on a VPS server purchased from us, the amount of RAM that you will get with it shall be guaranteed and will be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on efficient web servers and when your virtual server is set up, the RAM memory included with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even if you use just a part of it at one point while another VPS account is using almost all of its system resources, we won't allocate the free RAM from your account even briefly. That is valid if you upgrade the total memory of the virtual server too - the additional amount shall be added to your account fully. You'll be able to upgrade either the entire package or only the server’s RAM with only a few mouse clicks inside the billing CP.