A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which allows you to manage different aspects of your hosting service. A few examples of the things that you can do by using such an instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As there're different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to do a certain task. Such an instrument provides you with the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.