In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to create website hosting plans and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you may also make a good profit by operating a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing 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, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional system resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their sites may need to work properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.