A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage different aspects of your web hosting service. Some examples of the things that you will be able to do using this kind of an instrument are email and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. Since there're many control panel brands, the services that you will be able to control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a specific option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to perform a specific task. Such an instrument gives you the chance to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Despite the fact that some users would prefer the latter option, the majority of users welcome the easier level of administration which a control panel can provide.