In the hosting world, a control panel is a web-based tool which will help you to control your web hosting account through a graphic interface using various tools. As the alternative is to enter commands inside a command line, most 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 is different, yet the vast majority of software tools provide a basic set of services that you can manage through a point-and-click interface. Such as working with files and folders, managing emails 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 package, you should check the benefits and drawbacks of the instrument that you will use to control your new account.