Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to generate hosting deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a decent profit by operating a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, plus 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 usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have additional system resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their sites may need in order to operate efficiently. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have certain restrictions in this regard.