A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage different aspects of your hosting service. A few examples of things you can do through this kind of a software tool are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As you can find many different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform a certain task. Such a tool provides you with the ability to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.