A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage various aspects of your web hosting service. Some examples of the things that you will be able to do by using this kind of an instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. Since you can find different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the hosting company provides. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a certain task. Such an instrument gives you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would rather have the latter option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.