An internet hosting control panel is a collection of instruments that you can access from a browser to manage your online content. As you will have a graphic point-and-click interface, you'll be able to use these tools to execute various tasks much easier than if you need to input complex commands in a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as managing your files, emails and databases or browsing through logs and stats, yet a few of them are simpler and easier to use than others and offer more features which will save you efforts and time. In this light, the control panel that you will acquire with a new hosting account can make a difference, which means that you should check it and see whether it will provide what you need before you register for the service.