In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make website hosting plans and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own sites on the server too, but you will also make a great profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have extra resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software which their websites may need so as to operate effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have specific restrictions in this regard.