Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so 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 you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you can also make a very good profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have additional system resources and you can set up the server-side software that their websites may need in order to function properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you will have some limitations in this regard.