In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you can make hosting offers and 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 decent profit by operating a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as 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 extra system resources and you can install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to work effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you will have certain restrictions in this regard.