Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can make website hosting plans then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a very good profit by running a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have extra system resources and you can set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to work effectively. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have certain restrictions in this regard.