Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can generate website hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own sites on the server as well, but you may also make a very good profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have additional resources and you can set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to function properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.