A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which allows you to manage numerous features of your hosting service. Examples of things you'll be able to do using this type of a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since there are many different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the hosting company offers. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform some task. Such an instrument offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Despite the fact that some users prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.