A hosting control panel is a collection of instruments which you can access from a web browser to control your online content. As you'll have a graphic point-and-click interface, you can use these tools to perform various tasks far 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 managing your files, e-mail addresses and databases or viewing statistics and logs, yet some of them are simpler and easier to use than others and contain more features which will save you time and efforts. That's why, the control panel that you'll obtain with your new web hosting account can make a difference, therefore you should check it and see whether it'll meet your requirements before you get the service.