A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage different features of your web hosting service. Examples of what you will be able to do through this type of a software tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, etcetera. As there are many different control panel brands, the services that you can control are also different and may also depend on the features that the internet hosting company offers. For instance, you may have a given option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take additional steps to perform some task. Such a tool gives you the option to use a point-and-click interface instead of typing commands with complex syntax within a command line. Although some users prefer the latter option, the majority of users appreciate the easier level of administration that a control panel can offer.