A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which allows you to manage numerous features of your web hosting service. Examples of things you can do through this kind of an instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since there're various control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the internet hosting company provides. 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 option to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Though some users would prefer the latter option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.