Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as a growing 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 can make web hosting packages then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a very good profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional system resources and you're able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to function efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have some restrictions in this regard.