Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their online presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a decent profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the connection between the reseller website 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 online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have a lot more resources and you're able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to function properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have some limitations in this regard.