Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to make website hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software that their sites may need so as to work efficiently. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.