A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage numerous features of your Internet hosting service. A few examples of things you can do by using this type of a software instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since there're different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a certain task. Such an instrument gives you the option to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.