A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage various aspects of your hosting service. Some examples of things you will be able to do through this type of an instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you will find different control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the web hosting company offers. For example, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument gives you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.