What is the actual difference between the hosting industry-related phrases ?regular RAM? and ?guaranteed RAM??
RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, which, unlike other storage devices including hard disk drives or DVDs, enables the info to be accessed directly without reading the previous content saved within it. Every time an app is started, it's stored inside the RAM, as it can be accessed considerably faster 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 operate concurrently on a given hosting server, particularly when they're resource-demanding and are accessed by a large amount of people at the same time. In contrast to a shared web hosting plan where the system resources of a particular account may be flexible and sometimes depend on what other end users consume also, a VPS provides a guaranteed amount of RAM that can be used at all times. That memory is allocated to one web server only and won't be used by other customers even if it's not being used.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Servers
The physical memory that you will get with every single VPS server
we provide is guaranteed and will be available at all times even when you do not use it for a long time period. Each and every VPS account features set system resources and runs in an isolated container separately from all the other accounts on the physical web server, so even if some account starts running out of memory, we shall never allot some of your memory to that account. Additionally we never distribute the whole physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts established on it, to guarantee that it won't ever run out of memory. This way, there shall always be free RAM if you decide to upgrade your package and we ensure the flawless functioning of the physical machine.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers
The amount of RAM included with every dedicated server
that we provide is big enough even for very resource-demanding web programs. The memory shall be readily available for your websites and every other software you install on the hosting server at all times, so if at some point you use merely a fraction of the system resources which you have, we shall never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the parts are tested before the web server is built, including the RAM sticks, to make sure that you will get a flawlessly operating web server that can guarantee the best possible performance for your websites. The amount of physical memory that you have shall be listed along with the full web server configuration specifications within your billing Control Panel.