In addition to hosting resource-demanding Internet sites, there is a further reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to launch your website hosting company. This is an ever expanding business, as an increasing number of people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a hosting server, you will be able to create hosting deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you may also make a very good profit by operating a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the link between the reseller website and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive online payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is that your clients will have extra system resources and you can install the server-side software that their websites may need to work properly. The latter will not be possible with a shared website hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.