Despite of the fact that a standard shared hosting account is generally created automatically, there're always smaller configuration duties that are handled personally by the web hosting company. Setting up a virtual or a dedicated server usually takes even additional efforts due to the fact that a considerable amount of time is spent to install and configure the software and hardware platform, and after that test the server so as to warrant its proper functioning prior to it being given to the end user. To be able to cover the time spent on that, many suppliers have an installation fee which you are required to pay when you order your new hosting plan. Often, that fee won't appear before you reach the payment page and you won't notice it before that on the main page near the web hosting package characteristics. In the general case, this fee is one-time and it can vary from a little to a significant amount of money depending upon the supplier.