In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can generate hosting deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have a lot more system resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to operate efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have certain limitations in this regard.