Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to make website hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you may also make a very good profit by having a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have extra resources and you can install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to operate effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you'll have some restrictions in this regard.