A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage different features of your Internet hosting service. Examples of what you will be able to do through this type of a software instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since there are various control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do a specific task. Such a tool provides you with the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Though some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.