A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that permits you to manage numerous features of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of things you will be able to do by using this type of a tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you'll find different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company provides. For example, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to do a certain task. Such an instrument gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would rather have the latter option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.