In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to make web hosting deals and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a very good profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link 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 Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you will be able to install the server-side software that their websites may need so as to operate properly. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have specific restrictions in this regard.