A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage various aspects of your Internet hosting service. A few examples of things you will be able to do by using such a tool are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you'll find many different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Although some users prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel offers.