An internet hosting control panel is a set of tools that you can access via a browser to manage your online content. As you will have a graphic point-and-click interface, you could use these tools to do various tasks much easier than if you have to input complex commands inside a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as controlling your files, e-mail addresses and databases or browsing through statistics and logs, but some of them are easier to use than others and include more attributes that can save you time and efforts. That's why, the control panel that you'll acquire with a new web hosting account can really make a difference, which means that you should check it and see if it will provide what you need before you get the service.