Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, due to the fact that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to generate web hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal sites on the server too, but you can also make a very good profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have extra resources and you can set up the server-side software which their sites may need in order to work efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you will have certain limitations in this regard.