Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you'll be able to create web hosting packages then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you can also make a very good profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have much more resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need in order to work effectively. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have certain limitations in this regard.