A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage various aspects of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of the things that you will be able to do using this type of a software tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you will find many different control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the web hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do a particular task. Such an instrument gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.