RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer data storage, that allows the data to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. This makes the RAM a lot quicker than other types of storage devices like DVDs or HDDs where all of the information has to be read to be able to access particular info. If you have a shared hosting account, the amount of memory your web programs can use can't be fixed and may often be determined by the free memory that's available on the physical web server. Using a standalone server, however, there is always a minimum amount of physical memory that'll be at your disposal at all times and won't be allotted to other customers even when it isn't being used. That is valid with our virtual and dedicated web servers.