A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that makes it possible to manage numerous aspects of your web hosting service. A few examples of what you'll be able to do by using such a tool are file and e-mail management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etc. Since there're many different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the internet hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it could take additional steps to perform some task. Such a tool offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than entering commands with complex syntax in a command line. Though some users prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.