A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage different features of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of things you can do using such a software tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As there're many different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform a particular task. Such an instrument offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.