Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, because more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to generate web hosting plans and 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 decent profit by having a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus 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 usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have additional resources and you're able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to operate properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.