A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage different aspects of your web hosting service. Examples of the things that you can do through this kind of a software instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As you'll find various control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and may 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 an instrument provides you with the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.