A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that permits you to manage different aspects of your Internet hosting service. A few examples of the things that you will be able to do through such a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you can find many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the web hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do some task. Such an instrument offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.