Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, due to the fact that an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to generate hosting packages and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you may also make a very good profit by having a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to operate efficiently. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have specific limitations in this regard.