In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can generate hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller website 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 use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have considerably more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to operate effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.