Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate web hosting package deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case 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 site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have considerably more system resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need in order to function properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you will have some restrictions in this regard.