A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which enables you to manage different features of your web hosting service. A few examples of what you'll be able to do by using this type of an instrument are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you can find many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the web 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 do a specific task. Such an instrument gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.