In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, due to the fact that a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can make hosting package deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you may also make a good profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like 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 more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their websites may need so as to work efficiently. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have some limitations in this regard.