When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not only to host your personal sites, but also to resell hosting plans to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, because the number of people who build their first website increases and the demand for website hosting services is growing every single year. Aside from the server itself, you will need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will enable you to accept transactions on the web, and a payment application so as to link the two of them. To use your own server means to have extra control when compared to the traditional website hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client has to run some script that needs a specific application to be present on the server, there will not be a problem to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With minimum effort and investment, you'll have the chance to start a successful hosting firm of yours and to be a part of the ever-growing hosting market.