A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which allows you to manage various features of your hosting service. A few examples of what you can do by using this type of a software tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As you can find many different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and can also depend on the attributes that the hosting company offers. For example, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take more steps to perform a certain task. Such a tool provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.