Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you can make website hosting packages then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal sites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by running a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, 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 Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have extra system resources and you can set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to operate efficiently. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain limitations in this regard.