When you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not only to host your individual websites, but also to resell hosting packages to other people. This allows you to make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first website keeps growing and the demand for web hosting services is growing every year. Other than the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will enable you to accept payment transactions on the web, and a payment application so that you can link the two of them. To use your own server means to have extra control when compared to the regular web hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer has to run some script that requires a particular application to be present on the server, there won't be any problem to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it is impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are created. With minimum effort and investment, you will have the option to start a successful hosting company on your own and to become a part of the ever-growing hosting market.