If you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to use it not only to host your personal sites, but, in addition to resell web hosting packages to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first website increases and the demand for hosting services is growing each and every year. Aside from the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will allow you to accept payments online, and a billing app in order to link the two of them. To use your own server means to have extra control as opposed to the standard web hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a client has to run some script which requires a certain app to be present on the server, there won't be a problem 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 generated. With small effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting firm of yours and to be a part of the ever expanding website hosting market.