A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which enables you to manage numerous aspects of your Internet hosting service. Examples of what you will be able to do through this kind of a tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. Since you will find different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform a specific task. Such a tool offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel provides.