A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage numerous features of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of things you'll be able to do using such a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since you will find many different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a particular task. Such a tool offers you the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.