RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer data storage, that allows the info to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. This makes the RAM noticeably quicker than other kinds of storage devices like DVDs or HDDs in which all the data has to be read in order to access specific information. In case you have a shared hosting account, the exact amount of memory your web programs can use may not be fixed and may often depend on the free memory that's available on the physical hosting server. With a standalone web server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory which will be for your use at all times and will never be assigned to other clients even when it's not used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated servers.