In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to make hosting package deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you may also make a good profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have extra system resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to function effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have certain limitations in this regard.