A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage different features of your web hosting service. Some examples of things you'll be able to do using this kind of an instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since you will find different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to do some task. Such an instrument provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.