Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can create web hosting packages and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have more resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to operate effectively. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have certain restrictions in this regard.