Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since more and more people and businesses start their online presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to make hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by running a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have considerably more resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to operate efficiently. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have some restrictions in this regard.