RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer data storage, which allows the information to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. This makes the RAM a lot quicker than other kinds of storage devices like DVDs or HDDs in which all of the information has to be read so as to access certain data. In case you have a shared hosting account, the amount of memory that your web applications can use can't be fixed and may often depend on the free memory which is available on the physical machine. When using a standalone hosting server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory that will be at your disposal at all times and won't be allotted to other customers even if it is not used. That's valid with our virtual and dedicated web servers.