Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's another reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to generate hosting offers and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you may also make a decent profit by operating a profitable 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, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have additional system resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software which their sites may need in order to function effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.