When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your own sites, but also to resell web hosting plans to other people. This allows you to make good money, because the number of people who build their first website grows and the demand for web hosting services is growing each and every year. In addition to the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will enable you to accept payments online, and a payment application in order to link the two of them. To use your own server means having additional control when compared to the traditional hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a customer wants to run some script that needs a particular app to be present on the server, there will not be any trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it is not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With small effort and investment, you have the option to start a successful hosting business of yours and to become a part of the ever expanding hosting market.