Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, because more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make website hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by running a profitable 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, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have extra resources and you can install the server-side software that their websites may need so as to operate efficiently. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific limitations in this regard.