Apart from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there's a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to create your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, considering that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you'll be able to make hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your personal Internet sites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, as well as a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is that your customers will have considerably more resources and you can install the server-side software which their websites may need in order to operate properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, since you'll have some restrictions in this regard.