A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage different aspects of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of what you will be able to do by using this type of a software instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you'll find various control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to do some task. Such a tool provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Although some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.