Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to make website hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server too, but you can also make a good profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have considerably more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their sites may need in order to function properly. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific limitations in this regard.