A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that permits you to manage different features of your Internet hosting service. Examples of things you'll be able to do using this type of a software tool are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you can find many different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the web hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to do a certain task. Such a tool gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Despite the fact that some users prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.