A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which permits you to manage numerous aspects of your web hosting service. Some examples of things you'll be able to do by using such a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and many others. Since you'll find different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the characteristics that the web hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a specific task. Such a tool provides you with the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than typing commands with complex syntax in a command line. Even though some users prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel provides.