Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, due to the fact that an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to create hosting plans and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by owning a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have much more resources and you can install the server-side software that their websites may need in order to work efficiently. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have some restrictions in this regard.