Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there is one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your web hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, because an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to create website hosting offers and sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you can also make a good 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 web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have considerably more resources and you are able to install the server-side software that their sites may need to function properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.