A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage various features of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do using this kind of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since there're different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the hosting company offers. For example, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do a certain task. Such an instrument offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax in a command line. Though some users prefer the latter option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.