A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage various features of your web hosting service. A few examples of things you will be able to do by using this type of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. Since you will find various control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do some task. Such a tool gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Though some users prefer the latter option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.