Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to create hosting packages then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you may also make a great profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have a lot more system resources and you can set up the server-side software which their sites may need to work efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have some limitations in this regard.