In addition to hosting resource-demanding websites, there's another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create 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 website hosting space and a domain. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to generate hosting deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you may also make a very good profit by operating a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have additional system resources and you will be able to install the server-side software that their websites may need to work properly. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you will have certain limitations in this regard.