In the hosting world, a control panel is a web-based tool which can help you to control your web hosting account via a graphic interface using various tools. As the alternative is to input commands inside a command line, most of the people prefer to use a control panel to manage their web content. There are many control panel brands and the ease of administration through each one is different, yet the vast majority of tools offer a basic set of services which you will be able to control using a point-and-click interface. Such as working with files and folders, managing e-mail addresses and databases or looking at access and error logs. Some control panels will enable you to do many more things as well, so when you buy a hosting solution, you should check the benefits and drawbacks of the instrument that you will use to control your new account.