An internet hosting control panel is a collection of software instruments which you can access through a browser to take care of your online content. Since you'll have a graphic point-and-click interface, you will be able to use these instruments to do various tasks much easier than if you have to type complex commands in a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as managing your files, email addresses and databases or accessing logs and stats, however a few of them are simpler and easier to use than others and come with more attributes which could save you efforts and time. In this light, the control panel that you'll receive with a new hosting account can make a difference, therefore you should check it and see if it will provide what you need before you register for the service.