In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there's a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to start your hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, since an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, so that they need hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you will be able to generate web hosting offers and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses if you host your own sites on the server as well, but you will also make a decent profit by owning a prosperous business. What you need for that is a server, billing software, that will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor for instance PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive web payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your customers will have additional resources and you can install the server-side software which their Internet sites may need in order to operate properly. The aforementioned will not be possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you will have specific restrictions in this regard.