A web hosting control panel is a group of instruments which you can access through a web browser to take care of your online content. Since you'll have a graphic point-and-click interface, you'll be able to use these tools to execute various tasks 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, emails and databases or opening statistics and logs, however several of them are a lot easier to use than others and offer more features which can save you time and efforts. That's why, the control panel that you'll get with a new web hosting account can really make a difference, which means that you should check it and see if it'll suit your needs before you get the service.