Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to make website hosting plans and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by owning a successful 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 Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have considerably more system resources and you can set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to function efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.