An internet hosting control panel is a group of tools which you can access from an Internet browser to manage your online content. Since you'll get a graphic point-and-click interface, you can use these tools to execute various tasks easier than if you need to type complex commands inside a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as controlling your files, emails and databases or accessing logs and stats, but several of them are simpler and easier to use than others and contain more features that will save you efforts and time. In this light, the control panel that you will receive with a new Internet hosting account can really make a difference, therefore you should check it and see whether it'll meet your requirements before you register for the service.