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