Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to make website hosting deals then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a very good profit by having a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, plus 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 use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have considerably more resources and you will be able to install the server-side software that their sites may need so as to function effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.