A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that permits you to manage numerous aspects of your hosting service. Some examples of what you'll be able to do by using this type of a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As you'll find 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 internet hosting company offers. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do a certain task. Such a tool offers you the ability to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Despite the fact that some users prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.