Though managing a standalone hosting server is not extremely hard, it involves more management tasks in comparison with a shared hosting account, for the reason that machine where the latter is set up is always managed by the provider. Things such as updating the software and keeping an eye on the server to make sure that it is working are only a small part of these tasks. In this light, you'll have to spend more time dealing with the server, so if you have not had a server before and you're not really certain what you must do and how to do it, you can capitalize on a number of optional administration services. That way, you may focus on the content of your sites and on your Internet marketing strategies as opposed to spending hours on mundane tasks.