RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a form of computer data storage, which enables the data to be read randomly without accessing the preceding bytes before that. That makes the RAM a lot quicker than other types of storage devices such as DVDs or HDDs where all of the data has to be read so as to access specific data. In case you have a shared hosting account, the amount of memory that your web applications can use may not be fixed and may frequently be determined by the free memory that is available on the physical hosting server. With a standalone hosting server, however, there's always a minimum amount of physical memory that shall be for your use at all times and shall not be assigned to other customers even if it is not being used. This is valid with our virtual and dedicated hosting servers.