When you have your own hosting server, virtual or dedicated, you'll be able to launch your own hosting reseller business and to make good money in a niche that is maintaining growth every year. With the increasing necessity for websites, you'll need just three things to start - a server; a billing application, which is the connection between your electronic store and the hosting space; and an account with a payment processor, that will enable you to accept web transactions. While there are ready-made reseller programs out there, the use of your own server will provide you with more control over the software environment. To be able to install server-side software, for example, gives you an advantage over competitors and means more satisfied customers. With a standard reseller program, the accounts are set up on a shared server, therefore no software can be installed and, as a result, some Internet sites may not operate efficiently. Having your own reseller company gives you the option to generate income, while you may still use the server for hosting your personal websites as well.