Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to create hosting plans then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by having a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the connection 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 Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have much more system resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to function effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.