Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to make 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 can also make a very good profit by having a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more system resources and you're able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need to work effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.