In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there's another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to make web hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a great profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have a lot more system resources and you're able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need in order to work effectively. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.