Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you can generate hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal Internet sites on the server too, but you can also make a great profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have extra resources and you're able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need so as to operate effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you will have some limitations in this regard.