Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can create website hosting deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by owning a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which 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, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional system resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need so as to function effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have some limitations in this regard.