Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to make web hosting packages and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as 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 clients will have additional resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need so as to function effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have specific limitations in this regard.