When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your personal websites, but, in addition to resell hosting plans to other people. This will allow you to make good money, as the number of people who build their first site increases and the demand for website hosting services is growing each and every year. Along with the server itself, you'll also need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will enable you to accept payments online, as well as a payment application to link each of them. To use your own server means to have extra control as opposed to the regular hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a customer needs to run some script which requires a certain app to be present on the server, there won't be a trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it'll be impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With minimum effort and investment, you will have the opportunity to start a successful hosting business on your own and to be a part of the ever-growing website hosting market.