A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage numerous aspects of your web hosting service. Examples of the things that you will be able to do by using this kind of a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you will find many control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to perform a certain task. Such a tool gives you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax in a command line. Despite the fact that some users prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can give.