In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to make hosting deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you will also make a great profit by owning a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have a lot more resources and you are able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to function efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have specific limitations in this regard.