Despite of the fact that a standard cloud website hosting account is generally set up automatically, there're always smaller configuration tasks that are done personally by the website hosting supplier. The set up of a virtual or a dedicated server needs even more efforts because a lot of time is spent to install and set up the hardware and software environment, then test the machine in order to ensure its optimal functioning before it is handed over to the client. To help cover the amount of time spent on that, countless providers have a set-up fee that you are required to pay when you acquire your brand new hosting plan. In many cases, that particular fee won't show up before you reach the payment page and you will not notice it before that on the main page next to the hosting package features. In the general case, this fee is one-time and it may range from a little to a significant amount of money depending on the company.