A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage various aspects of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of things you can do through this kind of an instrument are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. Since there're many different control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and can also depend on the characteristics that the web hosting company offers. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do a particular task. Such an instrument provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax within a command line. Even though some users would rather have the latter option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.