In the hosting world, a control panel is a web-based tool that will make it possible for you to command your web hosting account via a graphic interface using various tools. Considering that the alternative is to type in commands in a command line, many people prefer to use a control panel to control their webpage content. There're many different control panel brands and the simplicity of administration through each one is different, still the vast majority of tools offer a basic set of services which you can control from a point-and-click interface. Such as working with files and folders, managing email addresses and databases or viewing access and error logs. Several control panels will enable you to do a lot more things too, so when you buy a hosting package, you should check the pros and cons of the instrument which you will use to control your new account.