When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your sites, but also to resell hosting packages to various other people. This allows you to make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first website keeps increasing and the need for web hosting services is growing every year. Along with 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 billing application so as to link the two of them. To use your own server means having additional control as opposed to the ordinary website hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a client wants to run some script that requires a particular app to be present on the server, there won't be any 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 generated. With small effort and investment, you'll have the opportunity to start a successful hosting company of your own and to become a part of the ever-growing hosting market.