RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a sort of computer data storage, that 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 in which all the info has to be read so that you can access particular info. When you have a shared hosting account, the exact 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 server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there is always a minimum amount of physical memory which shall be for your use at all times and will not be assigned to other clients even when it isn't used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated hosting servers.