When you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your own Internet sites, but, in addition to resell web hosting plans to various other people. This will help you make good money, as the number of people who build their first Internet site keeps increasing and the need for website hosting services is growing year after year. Other than the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will allow you to accept payment transactions online, and a billing application so as to link each of them. Using your own server means having more control compared to the ordinary hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client has to run some script that needs a particular application to be present on the server, there won't be a trouble to set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it's impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are created. With minimum effort and investment, you will have the option to start a successful hosting firm on your own and to be a part of the ever expanding web hosting market.