Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can generate web hosting package deals and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by owning a successful business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the connection between the reseller web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have extra resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need to function efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have some limitations in this regard.