In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you can make website hosting package deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a decent profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you are able to set up the server-side software that their websites may need in order to function effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have some limitations in this regard.