Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can create web hosting package deals and sell them, so that 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 great profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have considerably more system resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software that their sites may need so as to operate efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have some limitations in this regard.