RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a kind of computer data storage, which enables the information to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. That makes the RAM significantly quicker than other types of storage devices including DVDs or HDDs in which all of the information must be read so as to access certain data. When you have a shared hosting account, the amount of memory which your web programs can use can't be fixed and may frequently depend on the free memory that is available on the physical server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there is always a minimum amount of physical memory which will be for your use at all times and shall not be assigned to other customers even if it's not in use. That is valid with our virtual and dedicated servers.