In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you'll be able to make website hosting plans then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by having a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, as well as 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 regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have additional resources and you can install the server-side software which their websites may need so as to work effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have some limitations in this regard.