An internet hosting control panel is a group of software tools which you can access via an Internet browser to manage your online content. As you will get a graphic point-and-click interface, you will be able to use these instruments to execute various tasks 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 controlling your files, emails and databases or viewing statistics and logs, yet some of them are much easier to use than others and contain more features which will save you time and efforts. In this light, the control panel that you'll receive with a new hosting account can really make a difference, so you should check it and see if it'll meet your requirements before you register for the service.