Even though a regular cloud hosting account is typically set up automatically, there are still some setup tasks which are executed manually by the website hosting company. Installing a virtual or a dedicated server needs more 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 in order to warrant its optimal operation prior to it being handed over to the customer. To help cover the amount of time spent on that, a large number of companies have an installation charge that you have to pay at the time you obtain your new web hosting plan. In some cases, that particular charge will not appear before you reach the payment page and you will not see it before that on the main page near the website hosting plan features. In the general case, this fee is one-time and it can vary from a small to a significant amount of money depending upon the supplier.