In the hosting world, a control panel is a web-based instrument that makes it possible to command your web hosting account via a graphic interface using various instruments. Considering that the alternative is to type in commands inside a command line, many people prefer to use a control panel to manage their web content. There are many different control panel types and the ease of administration through each of them is different, but the vast majority of tools provide a basic set of services that you will be able to control from a point-and-click interface. For example 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 many more things as well, so when you purchase an Internet hosting solution, you should check the benefits and drawbacks of the tool which you will use to control your new account.