cPanel can be best described as a control panel based on Linux which is operable on the web and is a very convenient method through which website owners can organize, manage and administer their websites through a user friendly interface. Hosting with cPanel means that a web hosting service provider offers hosting along with a certain level of control to the website owner via cPanel functionality. The graphical interface of cPanel makes it easy for users to access parts of the server where their websites are hosted according to the level of authorization they are accorded. This means no high end technical know-how is required by website owner for management of domains and subdomains, creation of email accounts, handle databases, organization of files and folders and so on.
Hosting service providers tailor cPanel hosting to enhance the convenience and delight of their customers by adding other tools also.