In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to generate website hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by owning a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have considerably more resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to operate effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have certain restrictions in this regard.