A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage numerous features of your hosting service. Some examples of what you'll be able to do using this kind of a tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you can find many control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform a certain task. Such an instrument gives you the ability to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.