In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make hosting plans and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you may also make a great profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which 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 the fact that your clients will have a lot more system resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need in order to work effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have some limitations in this regard.