Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can generate website hosting packages and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you can also make a very good profit by having a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you are able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need to function effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you'll have some restrictions in this regard.