A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that allows you to manage various features of your Internet hosting service. A few examples of things you can do using such a software instrument are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since you will find various control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company provides. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Though some users would rather have the latter option, the majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.