A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage different aspects of your hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do using this kind of an instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As there are various control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the features that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do a specific task. Such a tool provides you with the ability to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.