Aside from hosting resource-demanding sites, there's one more reason to obtain a virtual or a dedicated server of your own - to launch your website hosting company. This is an ever-growing business, since a growing number of people and businesses start their online presence, so they need website hosting space and a domain name. If you have a server, you can generate website hosting packages and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses if you host your personal sites on the server as well, but you will also make a good profit by running a successful 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, 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 use of a standard reseller program is that your customers will have much more resources and you can set up the server-side software which their websites may need to function efficiently. The latter isn't possible with a shared web hosting reseller program, because you'll have some limitations in this regard.