In the hosting world, a control panel is a web-based instrument which will enable you to manage your web hosting account via a graphic interface using various tools. Since 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're many different control panel types and the ease of administration through each of them differs, still the vast majority of software tools offer a basic set of services which you can manage employing a point-and-click interface. For example working with files and folders, managing email addresses and databases or viewing access and error logs. A few control panels will enable you to do many more things too, so when you buy a web hosting solution, you should check the pros and cons of the tool that you will use to control your new account.