A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage numerous aspects of your web hosting service. Some examples of things you'll be able to do through this kind of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since you'll find different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to perform a certain task. Such an instrument provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.