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 website hosting plans to various other people. This will help you make good money, because the number of people who build their first site increases and the need for website hosting services is growing year after year. In addition to the server itself, you'll also need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will enable you to accept payments on the web, and a payment app so as to link the two of them. To use your own server means to have additional control as opposed to the regular hosting reseller programs. If, for example, 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 set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it's not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimal effort and investment, you will have the option to start a successful hosting business of yours and to become a part of the ever-growing website hosting market.