A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage different features of your hosting service. Some examples of what you will be able to do using this type of a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you can find various control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.