If you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not only to host your Internet sites, but also to resell hosting packages to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, because the number of people who build their first Internet site grows and the need for web hosting services is growing year after year. Apart from the server itself, you'll also need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will allow you to accept payment transactions online, and a payment app so as to link each of them. Using your own server means having more control when compared to the ordinary hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client wishes to run some script that requires a specific app to be present on the server, there won't be a trouble to install it 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 minimum effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting firm on your own and to become a part of the ever-growing website hosting market.