When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your websites, but also to resell hosting plans to other people. This will help you make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first website grows and the demand for web hosting services is growing year after year. Other than the server itself, you'll also need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will enable you to accept transactions online, and a payment application in order to link the two of them. To use your own server means having additional control compared to the regular hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer wishes to run some script that needs a specific application to be present on the server, there will not be a problem to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With minimum effort and investment, you'll have the opportunity to start a successful hosting company of your own and to be a part of the ever expanding hosting market.