When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not just to host your sites, but, in addition to resell web hosting packages to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, since the number of people who build their first site keeps growing and the demand for web hosting services is growing every single year. Apart from the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will allow you to accept payment transactions on the web, and a payment application so that you can link the two of them. Using your own server means having extra control when compared to the standard web hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer needs to run some script that requires 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 will be not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With small effort and investment, you have the chance to start a successful hosting business of yours and to be a part of the ever expanding website hosting market.