Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate website hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server too, but you may also make a very good profit by having a successful 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, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have a lot more resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to work effectively. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain limitations in this regard.