Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a great 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 web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have much more system resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need to operate effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have specific restrictions in this regard.