In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to make hosting packages then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own websites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by operating a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order 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 considerably more system resources and you will be able to install the server-side software that their websites may need so as to work effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have some restrictions in this regard.