Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate web hosting deals and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own websites on the server too, but you can also make a good profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have considerably more resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to work efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have some limitations in this regard.