In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make web hosting deals 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 may also make a very good profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have additional resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to operate efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you will have certain limitations in this regard.