Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, because an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can make hosting plans and then sell them, so you can not only cover your own expenses when you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a great profit by operating a lucrative business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, which will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of a standard reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more resources and you can install the server-side software which their sites may need to work properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.