A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage different features of your web hosting service. Examples of the things that you'll be able to do through this kind of a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As you'll find different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and can also depend on the features that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to do a particular task. Such a tool provides you with the chance to use a point-and-click interface instead of entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Although some users would rather have the latter option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.