Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there's another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you can generate hosting offers then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you can also make a good profit by owning a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have much more system resources and you are able to install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to function effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have certain limitations in this regard.