Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's a further reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that 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 will be able to create web hosting packages and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you can 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 link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have more resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their websites may need to function efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you will have some restrictions in this regard.