Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can create hosting deals then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you can also make a great profit by operating a successful business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, as well as 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 use of a regular reseller program is 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 function properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you'll have some limitations in this regard.