Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can create web hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a great profit by operating a flourishing 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 such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have extra resources and you are able to install the server-side software that their websites may need in order to operate effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have some limitations in this regard.