A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage numerous aspects of your web hosting service. Some examples of what you can do using this kind of a software tool are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since there are 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 provides. For example, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to do some task. Such an instrument provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Even though some users would prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.