A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage numerous features of your hosting service. Some examples of the things that you can do using this type of an instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since there're various control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the features that the internet hosting company provides. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a specific task. Such an instrument gives you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Despite the fact that some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.