Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to make web hosting deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you may also make a great profit by running a profitable 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, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have extra system resources and you're able to install the server-side software that their sites may need in order to operate efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have some restrictions in this regard.