In the Internet hosting world, a control panel is a web-based instrument which will allow you to command your hosting account through a graphic interface using various instruments. Considering that the alternative is to input commands in a command line, many people prefer to use a control panel to take care of their web content. There're different control panel brands and the ease of administration through each of them differs, still the vast majority of tools offer a basic set of services that you will be able to control through a point-and-click interface. These include working with files and folders, managing e-mail addresses and databases or browsing access and error logs. Some control panels will enable you to do many more things as well, so when you acquire a web hosting plan, you should check the pros and cons of the instrument which you will use to control your new account.