In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to generate website hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your clients will have more resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their sites may need to operate properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have certain restrictions in this regard.