When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not just to host your individual websites, but also to resell hosting plans to other people. This will help you make good money, because the number of people who build their first site increases and the demand for website hosting services is growing each and every year. Aside from the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will allow you to accept payments online, and a billing application in order to link the two of them. Using your own server means to have more control as opposed to the regular website hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer needs to run some script which needs a particular app to be present on the server, there will not be a trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it'll be not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With small effort and investment, you'll have the opportunity to start a successful hosting firm on your own and to be a part of the ever expanding website hosting market.