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 by using this type of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As you will find various control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform some task. Such an instrument provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Despite the fact that some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.