Other than hosting resource-demanding sites, there's another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, due to the fact that a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can make website hosting offers then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a very good profit by owning a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have additional resources and you will be able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need to function efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.