Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to make website hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by running a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as 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 customers will have extra resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to work properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you will have some restrictions in this regard.