A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which enables you to manage different features of your web hosting service. Examples of the things that you'll be able to do through such a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since there are many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.