In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there is another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you'll be able to create hosting package deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal Internet sites on the server too, but you will also make a decent profit by owning a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor for example PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have additional system resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software which their Internet sites may need to work properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain limitations in this regard.