A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage various aspects of your Internet hosting service. A few examples of what you will be able to do through this type of a tool are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since there're many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument provides you with the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel offers.