Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you can generate hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server too, but you may also make a decent profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software that their websites may need in order to function properly. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have certain limitations in this regard.