A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage various features of your hosting service. Some examples of things you will be able to do by using this kind of an instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As there're many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the features that the internet hosting company provides. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform some task. Such a tool provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Though some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.