In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you can make web hosting packages and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by owning a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have additional system resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need to work properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you will have some restrictions in this regard.