Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there is a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to make your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to create web hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own sites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by operating a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your customers will have considerably more system resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software which their websites may need to work properly. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, since you will have specific restrictions in this regard.