What is Burstable RAM VPS

With InMotion Hosting VPS hosting plans, you’re able to use more than your allocated memory on a temporary basis. This buffer of burstable random access memory (RAM) protects your websites from downtime during traffic spikes.

For example, a VPS-1000HA-S customer has 1.5 GB allocated RAM. If he exceeds that guaranteed RAM, 4 GB of burstable RAM is available for a short amount of time. Keep in mind, the burstable RAM available also depends on activity throughout your VPS node, i.e. wccomp0-havp1. If other VPS users on your node are already using burstable RAM, it may decrease the amount available to you.

Burstable RAM by Product

Allocated Memory1.5 GB3 GB6 GB
Burstable Memory4 GB6 GB8 GB

We provide a short summary of burstable memory on our VPS Hosting Sales page:

Values represent maximum available RAM accessible for a given VPS S-Class plan. During low-traffic periods when your partition requires a lower level of resources, allocated RAM may be lower (1.5GB for VPS-1000HA-S, 3GB for VPS-2000HA-S and 6GB for VPS-3000HA-S). Burstable RAM will be available during times of need for increased resources.

Note: Consistent usage over the allocated memory may require an upgrade if methods of VPS optimization are unsuccessful.

VPS Optimization

Please check our articles below about optimizing your VPS:

GTmetrix testing to better mitigate the need for burstable RAM
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