A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage different features of your Internet hosting service. Examples of the things that you can do using this kind of a software instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As there're many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the web hosting company provides. For example, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument provides you with the ability to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.