Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you'll be able to create website hosting plans and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own sites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, and 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 customers will have a lot more resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to operate properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.