Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can generate website hosting plans then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a very good profit by having a lucrative 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 like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have extra resources and you are able to install the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to operate efficiently. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have some limitations in this regard.