A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage numerous aspects of your web hosting service. A few examples of things you will be able to do through this kind of an instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since you'll find many control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do a particular task. Such a tool offers 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 prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.