When you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not only to host your own websites, but, in addition to resell hosting packages to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, as the number of people who build their first site keeps increasing and the demand for web hosting services is growing every single year. In addition to the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will allow you to accept payments on the web, as well as a billing app to link each of them. To use your own server means to have additional control when compared to the ordinary hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer wants to run some script which needs a specific application to be present on the server, there won't be a problem to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it'll be impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are created. With small effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting company of yours and to become a part of the ever expanding web hosting market.