In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to generate website hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order 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 more resources and you are able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need to work efficiently. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.