How are cPanel and Linux related?
cPanel is designed to run on Linux-based operating systems. It is primarily developed and optimized for compatibility with Linux distributions such as CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and CloudLinux.
Linux is an open-source operating system kernel that forms the foundation of various Linux distributions. It provides the core functionalities and resources needed to run computer systems, including servers. Linux is known for its stability, security, and scalability, which makes it a popular choice for hosting servers.
cPanel, on the other hand, is a web-based control panel that runs on top of Linux. It utilizes the capabilities of Linux to manage and control various aspects of web hosting, including website management, email services, database management, and more. cPanel interacts with the underlying Linux operating system to execute administrative tasks and configure server settings.
The combination of cPanel and Linux provides a powerful and user-friendly environment for website administration and server management. cPanel abstracts the complexities of Linux administration by providing a graphical interface and automation tools, making it easier for users to manage their websites and server configurations without extensive command-line knowledge.
It's worth noting that while cPanel is primarily associated with Linux, there is also a version called cPanel & WHM for the macOS operating system, designed specifically for hosting on macOS servers. However, the Linux version of cPanel is much more prevalent and widely used in the web hosting industry.