When you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not only to host your own websites, but, in addition to resell website hosting packages to other people. This will help you make good money, because the number of people who build their first site keeps growing and the need for website hosting services is growing year after year. Other than the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will allow you to accept payment transactions on the web, as well as a billing app so that you can link each of them. To use your own server means having additional control when compared to the ordinary website hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a client wants to run some script that requires a specific application to be present on the server, there will not be any problem to set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimal effort and investment, you'll have the chance to start a successful hosting firm of your own and to be a part of the ever expanding hosting market.