Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can make hosting plans and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal websites on the server too, but you can also make a good profit by having a lucrative 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, as well as a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to work properly. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have certain limitations in this regard.