A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which enables you to manage different aspects of your hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do by using such an instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As you'll find many different control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the web hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to perform some task. Such an instrument offers you the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would prefer the latter option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.