Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, due to the fact that an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to make web hosting package deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you will 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 link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as 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 are able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need in order to function efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have some restrictions in this regard.