Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to generate hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by running a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to operate effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.