Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to make website hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you can also make a good profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more system resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need in order to operate properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.