Despite of the fact that an average web hosting account is generally set up automatically, there're still smaller configuration tasks which are done manually by the website hosting service provider. Installing a virtual or a dedicated server usually takes even additional efforts due to the fact that a lot of time is spent to install and configure the software and hardware platform, and after that test the machine in order to warrant its optimal functioning before it's handed over to the end user. To help cover the amount of time spent on that, countless suppliers have an installation charge which you will be required to pay any time you acquire your brand new hosting plan. In many cases, that particular charge won't show up prior to reaching the payment page and you won't see it before that on your main page next to the hosting package characteristics. In the general case, this fee is one-time and it may vary from a little to a significant amount of money depending upon the company.