Even though managing a standalone web server is not extremely hard, it involves more administration tasks when compared to a shared hosting account, because the machine where the latter is created is always managed by the hosting provider. Things like updating the software and monitoring the server to make certain that it is working are a small part of these tasks. In this light, you will need to spend more time managing the server, so if you haven't had a hosting server before and you are not really certain what you need to do and how to do it, you can take advantage of an array of optional administration services. This way, you can focus on the content of your websites and on your advertising and marketing strategies as opposed to spending hours on tedious tasks.