Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can create web hosting package deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by operating a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have much more system resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to work properly. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.