What exactly is the true difference between the hosting industry-related phrases ?regular RAM? and ?guaranteed RAM??
RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a sort of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices including harddrives or DVDs, permits the information to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored within it. Anytime a program is launched, it is stored within the RAM, as it may be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media device. In terms of the hosting service itself, more RAM means that more web applications can operate all at once on a given web server, especially when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people simultaneously. Unlike a shared web hosting solution where the system resources of a particular account could be flexible and often depend on what other users consume as well, a VPS offers a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used all the time. That memory is allocated to one hosting server only and shall not be used by other clients even in case it's not used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Web Hosting
When you opt to host your Internet sites on a virtual private server
acquired from us, the amount of RAM that you'll get with it will be guaranteed and shall be available at all times no matter what. The VPS accounts are set up on effective hosting servers and when your virtual server is created, the RAM memory that comes with the particular plan shall be "locked", so even when you use a little part of it ultimately while another VPS account is using nearly all of its resources, we won't allocate the free RAM from your account even for the short term. That is valid if you upgrade the entire memory of the virtual server as well - the additional amount will be added to your account permanently. You will be able to upgrade either your entire plan or only the server’s RAM with just a few mouse clicks in the billing CP.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The amount of RAM that comes with every dedicated server
which we provide is sufficient enough even for very resource-demanding web apps. The memory will be readily available for your websites and any software that you install on the server at all times, so if at some point you use merely a fraction of the system resources that you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the parts are subjected to testing before the web server is constructed, including the RAM sticks, to ensure that you shall get a flawlessly working hosting server that can guarantee the best possible general performance for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed with the full server configuration specifications inside your billing Control Panel.