Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make website hosting package deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional system resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software that their websites may need so as to function properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, since you will have some limitations in this regard.