Despite of the fact that a regular shared website hosting account is usually set up automatically, there're still small configuration duties which are done personally by the hosting service provider. The set up of a virtual or a dedicated server requires even additional efforts due to the fact that a considerable amount of time is spent to install and configure the software and hardware environment, and after that test the server in order to ensure its correct functioning prior to it being handed over to the end user. In order to cover the time spent on that, countless providers have an installation fee that you are required to pay at the time you obtain your brand new website hosting package. In many cases, that particular charge won't show up prior to reaching the payment page and you will not see it before that on the main page next to the website hosting package attributes. In the general case, this fee is one-time and it can vary from a little to a significant amount of money depending on the provider.