Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, due to the fact that a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to generate web hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have a lot more resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need to operate effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific limitations in this regard.