Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate web hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own websites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by running a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller web 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 online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have much more resources and you will be able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to function properly. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have specific restrictions in this regard.