When you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just 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, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first site keeps growing and the need for web hosting services is growing each and every year. Along with the server itself, you'll also need a merchant account with a payment processor, that will enable you to accept payment transactions on the web, as well as a billing application to link the two of them. Using your own server means having extra control compared to the regular hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client wishes 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 will be impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are created. With minimal effort and investment, you have the option to start a successful hosting business of your own and to become a part of the ever-growing web hosting market.