In the Internet hosting world, a control panel is a web-based tool that will allow you to command your hosting account through 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 different control panel types and the ease of administration through each one is different, still the vast majority of software tools supply a basic set of services which you'll be able to control using a point-and-click interface. For example working with files and folders, managing email addresses and databases or browsing access and error logs. A few control panels will allow you to do many more things too, so when you purchase a hosting solution, you should check the advantages and disadvantages of the software instrument which you will use to control your new account.