Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you can make web hosting offers then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by having a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have extra system resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to work effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have some restrictions in this regard.