In the Internet hosting world, a control panel is a web-based instrument that will make it possible for you to control your hosting account via a graphic interface using various tools. Considering that the alternative is to enter commands in a command line, many people prefer to use a control panel to manage their website content. There're different control panel brands and the simplicity of administration through each of them is different, still the vast majority of software tools provide a basic set of services that you can manage using a point-and-click interface. These include working with files and folders, managing e-mail addresses and databases or looking at access and error logs. A few control panels will allow you to do a lot more things too, so when you buy a hosting solution, you should check the advantages and disadvantages of the software tool that you will use to control your new account.