Many companies are struggling along on shared hosting plans - never quite having enough space to promote all of their products appropriately, having slow loading times because there are so many other users on the server, and so on - because they do not have the technical know-how (or the financial resources to employ someone who does) to set up and run a dedicated server.
There is however, another solution - call it an 'in-between' plan, if you like. This solution is known as managed hosting plans. Managed hosting plans in essence provide users will all the advantages of dedicated hosting (or as many of them as desired), but without the cost and hassle of having to deal with the hardware side and server side management of matters.
Managed hosting plans are available in a variety of options - some can be configured according to the exact specifications required by the client, others are pre-configured. Either way, users have a lot more resources and freedom to do what they need than they would being on a shared server.
At the same time, they do not have to find the resources to employ skilled personnel, hard ware, software and everything else that goes with dedicated hosting.