Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, considering that an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to generate hosting plans and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal websites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have additional resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need to work efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have some restrictions in this regard.