A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage numerous aspects of your hosting service. A few examples of the things that you'll be able to do by using this type of a software instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. As you can find various control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do a particular task. Such a tool gives you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Though some users prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.