If you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your own websites, but also to resell hosting packages to other people. This will allow you to make good money, because the number of people who build their first Internet site keeps growing and the need for website hosting services is growing year after year. Aside from the server itself, you will need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will enable you to accept payment transactions on the web, as well as a payment application in order to link the two of them. Using your own server means having more control as opposed to the regular hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer needs to run some script which requires a certain application to be present on the server, there won't be a problem to set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it is not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With small effort and investment, you have the opportunity to start a successful hosting business of your own and to become a part of the ever-growing hosting market.