Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make hosting plans then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which 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 online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your clients will have considerably more resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need in order to operate properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.