Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a hosting server, you can make website hosting offers and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own sites on the server too, but you can also make a decent profit by having a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional resources and you can set up the server-side software that their websites may need so as to work properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you'll have some limitations in this regard.