A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that permits you to manage numerous aspects of your hosting service. Examples of things you can do using this type of an instrument are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As there're many different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do some task. Such a tool offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Despite the fact that some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.