Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, 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, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to create web hosting package deals then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal websites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller site 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 Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have a lot more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their websites may need so as to work effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you'll have some limitations in this regard.