In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate hosting packages and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have more system resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to work properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.