A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage various features of your Internet hosting service. Examples of things you can do using this type of a software instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As there're various control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to perform some task. Such a tool offers you the ability to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.