In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can generate hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own sites on the server too, but you will also make a very good profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional resources and you are able to install the server-side software that their Internet sites may need so as to work effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.