A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage numerous features of your Internet hosting service. A few examples of what you can do using such a software tool are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since there are various control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can 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 could take additional steps to perform a particular task. Such an instrument gives you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Although some users would prefer the latter option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.