Aside from hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, because more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a website hosting server, you'll be able to create hosting package deals then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal websites on the server as well, but you can also make a great profit by having a successful business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the usage of a regular reseller program is that your customers will have considerably more system resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to function efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, because you will have certain restrictions in this regard.