If you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your own websites, but also to resell website hosting plans to other people. This allows you to make good money, since the number of people who build their first Internet site keeps growing and the demand for web hosting services is growing year after year. Other than the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with a payment processor, that will allow you to accept payment transactions on the web, as well as a payment app in order to link each of them. Using your own server means to have more control compared to the regular web hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a client wants to run some script which needs 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's not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are created. With minimum effort and investment, you will have the opportunity to start a successful hosting business on your own and to become a part of the ever expanding hosting market.