RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer data storage, which allows the information to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. That makes the RAM substantially quicker than other kinds of storage devices such as DVDs or HDDs in which all the info has to be read so as to access certain info. In case you have a shared hosting account, the exact amount of memory which your web programs can use cannot be fixed and may often depend on the free memory which is available on the physical hosting 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 customers even when it's not in use. That is valid with our virtual and dedicated servers.