A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which allows you to manage different features of your hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do by using this kind of an instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. As there're many different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and can also depend on the features that the internet hosting company offers. For example, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do some task. Such an instrument provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Despite the fact that some users would prefer the latter option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.