Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, due to the fact that a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to create hosting deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you may also make a very good profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have a lot more resources and you are able to install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to work efficiently. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have some limitations in this regard.