Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can create hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, plus 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 use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need so as to function efficiently. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.