RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer data storage, that enables the information to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. This makes the RAM considerably faster than other types of storage devices including DVDs or HDDs in which all the data has to be read so as to access certain information. If you have a shared hosting account, the amount of memory that your web apps can use may not be fixed and may often rely upon the free memory which is available on the physical web server. With a standalone server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory which will be at your disposal at all times and won't be allocated to other clients even if it is not being used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated hosting servers.