Apart from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, as more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to create web hosting deals then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own websites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by owning a successful 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, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have extra resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need to operate effectively. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.