A web hosting control panel is a group of software instruments that you can access from an Internet browser to control your online content. As you will have a graphic point-and-click interface, you'll be able to use these instruments 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 controlling your files, emails and databases or viewing statistics and logs, yet some of them are simpler to use than others and come with more attributes that will save you time and efforts. In this light, the control panel that you'll get with your new hosting account can make a difference, which means that you should check it and see if it will suit your needs before you subscribe for the service.