In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you can generate website hosting package deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a great profit by running a successful 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, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have considerably more resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software that their sites may need in order to operate efficiently. The latter is not possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.