A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage various features of your web hosting service. Examples of things you will be able to do by using this type of a tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since you will find different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a specific task. Such an instrument offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.