RAM, which is short for Random Access Memory, is a computer storage media that can be accessed noticeably faster than a hard disk drive, as the info can be read randomly, skipping the bytes before the needed data is reached. On a web server, the RAM is used to load scripts and web applications when they are executed, so the more RAM you are able to use, the more applications you shall be able to run at the same time and the more people will be able to check out your Internet sites without any effect on the site’s/server’s performance. Unlike a disk drive, however, the RAM is employed for temporary storage purposes, because the info is lost once the power is shut off. If you use a shared web hosting account, the physical memory your scripts can use may be limited and can change based upon what the some other clients on the same hosting server use. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, alternatively, you will have a guaranteed amount of RAM that won't be used by others even when you do not use it at a particular time.