A control panel is a web-based graphic interface that enables you to manage different aspects of your hosting service. Examples of the things that you can do by using such a tool are file and email management, DNS records editing, URL forwarding, and so on. As you'll find different control panel brands, the services that you will be able to manage are also different and may also depend on the attributes that the web hosting company provides. For example, you may have a certain option in one control panel and not in another, or it may take more steps to do a specific task. Such a tool offers you the option to use a point-and-click interface rather than inputting commands with complex syntax within a command line. Although some users prefer the aforementioned option, the majority of users like the easier level of administration that a control panel offers.