A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage numerous aspects of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do through such a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you'll find 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 internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform some task. Such an instrument provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax within a command line. Although some users would prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.