Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet 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 expanding business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you'll be able to generate hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal websites on the server too, but you may also make a great profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have considerably more resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need so as to operate efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have specific limitations in this regard.