A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage various aspects of your web hosting service. Examples of what you'll be able to do through such a tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. As there're different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company offers. For example, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a certain task. Such a tool offers you the ability to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.