A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage various features of your Internet hosting service. Some examples of the things that you'll be able to do by using such a software tool are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As there're many control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to manage are also different and can also depend on the features that the internet hosting company provides. For example, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do some task. Such a tool offers you the ability to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Though some users would rather have the aforementioned option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.