RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a kind of computer data storage, that enables the data to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. This makes the RAM significantly faster than other kinds of storage devices including DVDs or HDDs where all of the information must be read so as to access specific information. When you have a shared hosting account, the exact amount of memory your web applications can use can't be fixed and may often depend on the free memory which is available on the physical web server. Using a standalone server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory which will be at your disposal at all times and will not be assigned to other clients even if it's not being used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated servers.