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. This makes the RAM significantly faster than other kinds of storage devices including DVDs or HDDs where all the information needs to be read in order to access specific data. If you have a shared hosting account, the exact amount of memory which your web apps can use may not be fixed and may frequently depend on the free memory that is available on the physical web server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory that shall be readily available at all times and will not be allotted to other clients even if it is not in use. This is valid with our virtual and dedicated web servers.