Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can create web hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your own websites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to work properly. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.