Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you can generate web hosting deals then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own websites on the server too, but you will also make a great profit by operating 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, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have additional resources and you're able to install the server-side software which their sites may need to function effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you will have some limitations in this regard.