A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage numerous aspects of your hosting service. Examples of things you will be able to do using this kind of an instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since you can find many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the web hosting company provides. For example, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do some task. Such an instrument provides you with the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Despite the fact that some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.