Although managing a standalone hosting server isn't extremely difficult, it involves more administration tasks when compared with a shared hosting account, because the server in which the latter is set up is always managed by the provider. Things such as updating the software and checking the server to ensure that it is working are only a small part of these tasks. In this light, you will have to spend more time handling the server, so if you haven't had a hosting server before and you are not really sure what you need to do and how to do it, you can take advantage of a number of optional administration services. This way, you may focus on the content of your websites and on your advertising and marketing strategies as opposed to spending hours on boring tasks.