Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's another reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to create hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own sites on the server as well, but you may also make a very good profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have a lot more system resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their sites may need to work properly. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have certain limitations in this regard.