If you have your own hosting server, virtual or dedicated, you will be able to start your own hosting reseller business and to earn good money in a market that continues to grow every year. With the growing necessity for websites, you'll need only 3 things to start - a server; a payment application, that will be the connection between your web store and the website hosting space; and an account with a billing processor, that will allow you to accept web financial transactions. While there're ready-made reseller applications out there, the usage of your own server will provide you with further control over the software environment. The ability to install server-side software, for example, gives you an advantage over competitors and means many more pleased customers. When you use a standard reseller program, the accounts are set up on a shared server, therefore no software can be installed and, for that reason, some sites may not operate properly. Running your own reseller business gives you the chance to generate income, while you can still use the server for your personal sites too.