Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there's one more reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you will be able to generate web hosting packages and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a decent profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have extra resources and you can set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need so as to work efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you will have specific limitations in this regard.