Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to make hosting deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your own sites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need so as to function properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you will have some limitations in this regard.