A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage various features of your web hosting service. Examples of things you will be able to do through this kind of a software tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since you will find many control panel brands, the services that you can manage are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the web hosting company provides. For example, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do some task. Such a tool offers you the ability to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Although some users prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel can provide.