In addition to hosting resource-demanding sites, there is another reason to get a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your website hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, because a growing number of people and businesses start their web presence, so they need web hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you will be able to create web hosting packages then sell them, so that you can not only cover your own expenses in case you host your own sites on the server as well, but you may also make a good profit by owning a flourishing business. What you need for that is a server, payment software, that will be the link between the reseller site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive Internet payments. The benefit from reselling server space over the use of an ordinary reseller program is that your clients will have a lot more system resources and you are able to install the server-side software which their sites may need so as to function effectively. The aforementioned isn't possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you will have some limitations in this regard.