A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which enables you to manage numerous features of your hosting service. Examples of what you will be able to do through this kind of a tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. As there're different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and can also depend on the features that the hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do a certain task. Such an instrument offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Even though some users prefer the latter option, the vast majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel offers.