Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can generate website hosting deals and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own sites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by having a prosperous 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, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have extra resources and you can install the server-side software that their websites may need to operate properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have some restrictions in this regard.