In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is one more reason to acquire a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your web hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, due to the fact that more and more people and businesses start their web presence, so they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can create hosting package deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by running a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller website and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is that your clients will have more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their sites may need so as to work efficiently. The latter will not be possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have specific limitations in this regard.