A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage numerous features of your web hosting service. A few examples of the things that you can do through this type of a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. As there're various control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company offers. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument offers you the opportunity to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Although some users would prefer the latter option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can offer.