A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which enables you to manage different aspects of your hosting service. Examples of the things that you'll be able to do by using such a software instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you can find many control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to do a particular task. Such an instrument offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel offers.