Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, because an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to make web hosting packages and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own websites on the server as well, but you may also make a good profit by running a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have considerably more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to operate efficiently. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.