A hosting control panel is a set of software instruments which you can access via a browser to control your online content. As you'll have a graphic point-and-click interface, you could use these tools 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 controlling your files, email addresses and databases or browsing through statistics and logs, but some of them are easier to use than others and include more attributes that could save you efforts and time. That's why, the control panel that you will receive with your new Internet hosting account can make a difference, so you should check it and see if it will provide what you need before you subscribe for the service.