Other than hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can make web hosting packages and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal Internet 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 web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have additional resources and you can set up the server-side software which their websites may need so as to work effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you'll have certain limitations in this regard.