What are set-up fees and what role do they play in the realm of web hosting?
Every time you acquire a new website hosting account, your payment is processed, the account is set up and as automated as the whole process may seem, there are always little things that are handled manually. For your virtual or a dedicated server there are even more things to be done since these types of web hosting usually require a manual setup, software installation & configuration, checking the server environment in order to make sure that everything is working fine, and so on. To cover the expenses for the time and efforts all these things take, most companies call for a one-time set-up cost to be paid by their clients on top of the cost for the shared web hosting. The charge typically applies to every new web hosting account being ordered and it's rarely mentioned on the company’s site, however it shows up on the checkout page.
Setup Fee in Shared Web Hosting
When you get a shared web hosting plan from us, the end price that you'll have to pay through the checkout is exactly the same as the price you have already viewed on our front page as well as on every other page on our site. The processing of the payment and the account creation on our powerful cloud hosting system are nearly completely automatic, that's why we consider that charging you any kind of installation costs whatsoever is very unreasonable. Even when you get several accounts at a time, you won't be expected to spend anything for the setup or for any other concealed fees for that matter. It is our belief that being honest to each customer from the very beginning is far more important than receiving a few more dollars.