Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting offers then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal websites on the server too, but you will also make a very good profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have more resources and you're able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to operate effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.