What is the real difference between the hosting industry-related phrases ?regular RAM? and ?guaranteed RAM??
RAM, which refers to Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media which may be accessed much quicker than a hard drive, as the information can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed info is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web applications when they are executed, so the more RAM you may use, the more apps you shall be able to run all at once and the more people will be able to surf your websites without effect on the site’s/server’s performance. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for non permanent storage purposes, since the info is lost as soon as the power is shut off. In case you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory that your scripts are able to use may be limited and might change based upon what the other customers on the same hosting server use. Using a virtual or a dedicated hosting server, alternatively, you'll have a set amount of RAM that will not be used by others even if you do not use it at a given time.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM that comes with each dedicated server which we offer is sufficient enough even for extremely resource-demanding web apps. The memory shall be available for your Internet sites and every other software which you install on the server at all times, so if at some point you use a fraction of the resources that you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the components are subjected to testing before the hosting server is built, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly performing hosting server that can guarantee the best possible general performance for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory you have shall be listed along with the full hosting server configuration specifications inside your billing CP.