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The cost can really vary depending on which dedicated server provider you go with. The cheapest I've seen is at Nocster where it's only $19.95/month extra for CPanel. But other than that, it can go up to $99.95 per month. I think on average, people would pay about $65 to $80 per month for it.
__________________ Alan Ho
Former Systems Administrator
Nocster is a division of burst who must have a very good deal with DarkOrb maybe thru their link with the CTO. Or maybe they underright the cost themselves in order to have cpanel/WHM on alot of the servers, simplifying management.