A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that permits you to manage numerous features of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do using this type of a software instrument are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As there are many different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the attributes 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 additional steps to do a specific task. Such an instrument provides you with the ability to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Despite the fact that some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.