A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage different aspects of your web hosting service. A few examples of what you'll be able to do by using this kind of an instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since there're many control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the web hosting company offers. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do some task. Such a tool offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Even though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.