Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to purchase a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, due to the fact that an increasing number of 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 can generate hosting offers and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own sites on the server as well, but you can also make a good profit by having a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have more system resources and you are able to install the server-side software which their sites may need in order to function properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have some restrictions in this regard.