If you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your own sites, but, in addition to resell website hosting plans to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, because the number of people who build their first Internet site grows and the need for website hosting services is growing each and every year. Other than the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will enable you to accept payment transactions online, and a billing app so as to link the two of them. Using your own server means to have more control compared to the standard hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client wishes to run some script that needs a certain app to be present on the server, there will not be a trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it's impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With minimal 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 hosting market.