Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting offers then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal websites on the server too, but you will also make a very good profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection 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 an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have more resources and you're able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to operate effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.
Reselling Options in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server packages that we supply will allow you to start your own hosting company quickly and easily. They have ample processing power, physical memory and disk space to support a very large number of customers, regardless of the type of sites they run. You'll also have root access to the server, so you'll be able to add any server-side app. Our packages include 3 separate hosting Control Panels and two of them - cPanel and DirectAdmin, are more than appropriate for your new hosting company, because they have two different levels - client and reseller. When you acquire the server with cPanel, we'll also give you a domain name reseller account in addition to a billing/support solution named ClientExec totally free, which means that you will be fully independent and you'll have full control over what is going on with the server and with the customers' sites. If you intend to take another approach, however, DirectAdmin will allow you to have resellers of your own who can take care of finding the end customers, while they pay for the reseller plan.