In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there's a further reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to create your hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, which means that they need hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to make web hosting plans and then sell them, so you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you will also make a good profit by having a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, that will be the connection between the reseller site and your web space, and a business account with a payment processor like PayPal or 2CheckOut, so as to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of a regular reseller program is the fact that your clients will have additional system resources and you'll be able to install the server-side software that their sites may need so as to operate efficiently. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, as you'll have specific limitations in this regard.