In the hosting world, a control panel is a web-based instrument that will make it possible for you to manage your Internet hosting account through a graphic interface using various tools. As the alternative is to enter commands inside a command line, many people prefer to use a control panel to control their website content. There are different control panel types and the simplicity of administration through each of them differs, still the vast majority of software tools offer a basic set of services which you will be able to manage from a point-and-click interface. For example working with files and folders, managing e-mail addresses and databases or viewing access and error logs. Some control panels will enable you to do a lot more things as well, so when you purchase a web hosting solution, you should check the pros and cons of the instrument which you will use to manage your new account.