When you have your own server, virtual or dedicated, you'll be able to launch your own hosting reseller business and to make good money in a niche that continues to grow every year. With the increasing need for Internet sites, you will need just three things to start - a server; a billing application, which is the connection between your e-store and the web hosting space; and an account with a billing processor, which will allow you to accept online financial transactions. As there're ready-made reseller applications out there, the use of your own server gives you better control over the software environment. To be able to set up server-side software, for example, gives you an advantage over rivals and will mean many more happy clients. When you use a standard reseller program, the accounts are set up on a shared server, which means that no software can be installed and, because of this, some Internet sites may not operate efficiently. Having your own reseller business gives you the option to generate income, while you can still use the server for your own sites as well.