A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage numerous features of your hosting service. Some examples of things you can do using this kind of a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since there're many control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do a particular task. Such an instrument gives you the option to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.