Every time you buy a new Linux shared hosting, it is generated on a server and the overall process will take a while, not mentioning the verification and processing of the payment, which most companies make personally. When you purchase a dedicated server, for instance, the configuration takes more time as the unit must be built, set up and tested in order to warrant that it'll function efficiently. This is the reason why many suppliers have a one-time fee so as to cover the time and efforts used on your brand new account. The fee, which sometimes is high, is often not displayed on the main page, still you'll find it on the checkout or payment page, which means that you won't be aware of it before you have already gone through the whole signup process and you may even miss it unless you pay attention.