Apart from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's another reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your web 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 web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you'll be able to make hosting deals and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you can also make a very good profit by having a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, which will be the link between the reseller 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 usage of a standard reseller program is the fact that your customers will have extra resources and you're able to install the server-side software that their websites may need to function properly. The latter isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.