A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage different aspects of your web hosting service. A few examples of the things that you can do through this kind of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As there're many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the web hosting company offers. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform a certain task. Such an instrument gives you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.