Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can make hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by having a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your clients will have additional resources and you can set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to operate effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you will have certain restrictions in this regard.