Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to generate website hosting package deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by operating a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus 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 standard reseller program is that your customers will have a lot more system resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to function efficiently. The aforementioned is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have specific restrictions in this regard.