A web hosting control panel is a set of software instruments which you can access through a web browser to manage your online content. Since you'll get a graphic point-and-click interface, you'll be able to use these tools 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 opening logs and stats, but several of them are a lot easier to use than others and include more attributes that can save you time and efforts. That's why, the control panel that you will receive with a new hosting account can really make a difference, therefore you should check it and see if it will meet your requirements before you subscribe for the service.