A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage numerous aspects of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of things you can do using such a software instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. As you'll find many control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the hosting company offers. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a particular task. Such an instrument gives you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Even though some users prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.