When you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your individual websites, 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 Internet site grows and the demand for hosting services is growing each and every year. Along with the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will allow you to accept payments on the web, and a payment application so as to link the two of them. To use your own server means to have more control when compared to the ordinary web hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a customer wishes to run some script which needs a particular app to be present on the server, there will not be a problem to set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimal effort and investment, you will have the opportunity to start a successful hosting company of yours and to become a part of the ever expanding website hosting market.