RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a kind of computer data storage, that permits the information 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 info needs to be read to be able to access specific info. If you have a shared hosting account, the total amount of memory your web programs can use can't be fixed and may frequently depend on the free memory that's available on the physical hosting server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory that will be available at all times and will never be allotted to other clients even when it's not being used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated hosting servers.