When surfing to buy a web host, the first thing that catches your eye on some sites is the cPanel VPS. But what exactly is a cPanel host? cPanel is not a host, but like other control panels, it is only a web application that is installed on Linux servers, especially the CentOS distribution, and gives you WHM and cPanel access. In other words, based on the Linux operating system, a variety of control panels (like DirectAdmin, Webmin, etc) can be installed, which one of them is WHM/cPanel. The cPanel shared hosting services will give you just the cPanel user-end but the cPanel VPS comes with all root privileges and WHM(admin-end) too.