In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to create web hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as 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 considerably more system resources and you will be able to install the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to work properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have some limitations in this regard.