In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to create web hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to work effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have specific limitations in this regard.