Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can make web hosting plans then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by having a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller 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 usage of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have extra resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to operate efficiently. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.