Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you'll be able to make hosting plans and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have a lot more resources and you are able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to operate efficiently. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have some restrictions in this regard.