RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a form of computer data storage, that permits the information to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. That makes the RAM considerably quicker than other kinds of storage devices including DVDs or HDDs in which all the data must be read to be able to access certain information. In case you have a shared hosting account, the total amount of memory your web programs can use cannot be fixed and may sometimes depend on the free memory which is available on the physical hosting server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there is always a minimum amount of physical memory that shall be available at all times and will never be assigned to other clients even when it is not being used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated hosting servers.