Aside from hosting resource-demanding websites, there is one more reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, considering that a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to make hosting deals and then sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you can also make a decent profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, as well as 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 use of an ordinary reseller program is that your clients will have more system resources and you'll be able to set up the server-side software that their Internet sites may need so as to operate efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have some restrictions in this regard.