Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that more and more 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 will be able to create website hosting package deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own sites on the server too, but you will also make a decent profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their websites may need in order to function properly. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.