Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to make website hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server too, but you will also make a very good profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have extra system resources and you're able to set up the server-side software that their websites may need to function properly. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have some limitations in this regard.