In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, due to the fact that a growing number of 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 make hosting plans and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more system resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need in order to function effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.