Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to make hosting packages and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own websites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by having a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like 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 clients will have much more system resources and you are able to install the server-side software that their websites may need so as to function efficiently. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you will have some restrictions in this regard.