Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to make web hosting deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server too, but you can also make a very good profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online 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 that their sites may need to operate effectively. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you'll have some restrictions in this regard.