In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting plans then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a decent profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have extra system resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their sites may need to function efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.