Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to create hosting packages and then 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 having a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have extra system resources and you're able to install the server-side software that their websites may need to work effectively. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.