RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer data storage, which enables the data to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. That makes the RAM substantially faster than other types of storage devices like DVDs or HDDs in which all of the data has to be read in order to access certain information. When you have a shared hosting account, the exact amount of memory that your web apps can use cannot be fixed and may frequently depend upon the free memory that is available on the physical server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory that'll be readily available at all times and will not be allotted to other clients even when it isn't being used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated servers.