In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there's one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can generate website hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own Internet sites on the server too, but you may also make a decent profit by running a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have additional resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software which their websites may need to work efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you will have some limitations in this regard.