A control panel is a web-based graphic interface which makes it possible to manage numerous aspects of your hosting service. Examples of the things that you can do by using this kind of a software instrument are e-mail and file management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. Since there're various control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the features that the hosting company provides. For instance, you may have a particular option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a specific task. Such an instrument provides you with the ability to use a point-and-click interface instead of inputting commands with complex syntax inside a command line. Although some users prefer the aforementioned option, the vast majority of users enjoy the easier level of administration which a control panel offers.