In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can create web hosting plans then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you can also make a very good profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software that their websites may need in order to operate effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have specific restrictions in this regard.