A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage numerous aspects of your hosting service. Examples of the things that you'll be able to do using this kind of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As you'll find many control panel brands, the services that you'll 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 perform a certain task. Such an instrument offers you the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can give.