A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage different aspects of your hosting service. Some examples of what you can do by using this kind of a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since you can find different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the internet hosting company provides. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do some task. Such an instrument provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Despite the fact that some users prefer the latter option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.