In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can make website hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller website 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 a standard reseller program is that your clients will have additional system resources and you are able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to operate effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.