Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can generate web hosting deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own websites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your clients will have additional resources and you're able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to function effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have some restrictions in this regard.