An internet hosting control panel is a collection of tools which you can access from a web browser to control your online content. Since you will have a graphic point-and-click interface, you can use these instruments to do various tasks a lot easier than if you need to input complex commands inside a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as controlling your files, email addresses and databases or accessing logs and stats, yet several of them are much easier to use than others and include more features which can save you efforts and time. In this light, the control panel that you will get with your new web hosting account can really make a difference, so you should check it and see if it will provide what you need before you sign up for the service.