In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can create web hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own sites on the server too, but you may also make a decent profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as 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 additional resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need so as to work effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have some limitations in this regard.