When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your personal sites, but also to resell hosting plans to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, as the number of people who build their first website grows and the demand for website hosting services is growing year after year. In addition to the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will enable you to accept payment transactions on the web, and a billing application in order to link the two of them. Using your own server means having extra control when compared to the traditional web hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer has to run some script that requires a specific application to be present on the server, there will not be a trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are created. With small effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting business of yours and to be a part of the ever expanding hosting market.