Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to make website hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you will also make a very good profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have considerably more system resources and you are able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to work efficiently. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.