A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage various aspects of your web hosting service. A few examples of what you'll be able to do by using this type of a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. Since you can find various control panel brands, the services that you'll be able to control are also different and may also depend on the features that the web hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform a particular task. Such a tool offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Despite the fact that some users would rather have the latter option, the majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.