Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate website hosting packages and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a great profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, plus 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 use of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have extra system resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need so as to operate properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have some limitations in this regard.