A web hosting control panel is a group of tools that you can access from an Internet browser to manage your online content. Since you'll have a graphic point-and-click interface, you could use these tools to do various tasks a lot easier than if you need to input complex commands in a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as controlling your files, email addresses and databases or accessing stats and logs, however some of them are a lot easier to use than others and contain more attributes which will save you time and efforts. That's why, the control panel that you will get with your new Internet hosting account can make a difference, so you should check it and see if it will meet your requirements before you get the service.