In the Internet hosting field, a control panel is a web-based instrument which allows you to manage your web hosting account via a graphic interface using various instruments. Considering that the alternative is to input commands in a command line, most of the people prefer to use a control panel to manage their website content. There're different control panel brands and the ease of administration through each of them differs, still the vast majority of software tools provide 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 email addresses and databases or viewing access and error logs. Several control panels will allow you to do many more things too, so when you get a hosting plan, you should check the benefits and drawbacks of the instrument which you will use to manage your new account.