Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to make hosting packages and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by having a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have considerably more resources and you're able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to work properly. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.