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Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels?

My question was closed as off-topic because it is "about a web hosting control panel". But I still need help. Where can I ask my question?
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New close reasons - Proposals (July 2013)

As everyone should be aware by now, a new off-topic close dialog has been implemented network-wide. The new system offers us the opportunity to customize our off-topic close reasons, and This post is ...
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Clarifying "Novice questions are off-topic"

One of our close reasons reads as follows: Questions must be relevant to professional system administration. Server Fault is a site dedicated to professionals; novice questions are off-topic. ...
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Interpretation of Off Topic

I'm seeing a fair number of questions that are getting closed as off topic on a regular basis, I'm trying to understand why this is the case. The type of questions are those that involve desktops or ...
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VirtualBox cleanup

This is long overdue... There are currently 757 open questions under the virtualbox tag. From a quick skim through some of them, it appears that the majority of them should be closed as off-topic, ...
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Where do questions regarding labs for enterprise equipment & software belong if not SF?

So this is in regards to, which was closed because it was considered off topic. I had a chance to discuss this with EEAA, ...
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What should we do with "coolest server names"

So this question... It's horribly off topic. It's got a few votes to delete it right now because the community does not want it here (...
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Topicality: What should be done with "hobbyist" firmware questions?

What should we do with questions involving hobbyist 3rd party firmware such as dd-wrt, openwrt, and tomato? I'll grudgingly admit there is a corner case for these in the small office professional ...
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Is a question about configuring a server admin panel off topic?

A three year old question of mine was just put "on hold" for relating to "working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel." The wording here is a little ambiguous. I ...
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Possible to search sister SE sites before posting a question?

I've got a couple of feature requests: When entering a question, search for similar questions or similar tags on SE sister sites. Allow a community upvote and downvote of the a moderator's question ...
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