A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which allows you to manage different features of your Internet hosting service. Examples of things you can do by using such a tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As there are many control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the web hosting company provides. For example, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a certain task. Such an instrument provides you with the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.