In the Internet hosting field, a control panel is a web-based instrument that allows you to command your web hosting account via a graphic interface using various instruments. Since the alternative is to enter commands in a command line, many people prefer to use a control panel to take care of their web page content. There are different control panel brands and the simplicity of administration through each of them is different, but the vast majority of tools offer a basic set of services which you will be able to control from a point-and-click interface. For instance working with files and folders, managing email addresses and databases or browsing access and error logs. A few control panels will enable you to do a lot more things as well, so when you buy a hosting package, you should check the pros and cons of the software tool which you will use to control your new account.