In the web hosting field, a control panel is a web-based tool which will make it possible for you to command your hosting account through a graphic interface using various tools. As the alternative is to type in commands in a command line, most of the people prefer to use a control panel to control their website content. There are many control panel brands and the ease of administration through each one is different, yet the vast majority of software tools offer a basic set of services which you will be able to control using a point-and-click interface. For example working with files and folders, managing emails and databases or looking at access and error logs. Several control panels will allow you to do many more things too, so when you purchase a hosting solution, you should check the benefits and drawbacks of the software instrument which you will use to manage your new account.