Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can create web hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own websites on the server as well, but you may also make a great profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like 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 extra system resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to function effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have some restrictions in this regard.