Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is a further reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, due to the fact that a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting packages and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal websites on the server too, but you may also make a great profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have much more system resources and you can install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to operate effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you will have some restrictions in this regard.