A web hosting control panel is a collection of tools which you can access from a browser to manage your online content. As you'll have a graphic point-and-click interface, you will be able to use these instruments to perform various tasks much easier than if you have to input complex commands in a command line. All control panels allow you to do some basic things such as managing your files, emails and databases or accessing stats and logs, but a few of them are simpler and easier to use than others and offer more attributes which will save you time and efforts. In this light, the control panel that you will get with a new hosting account can really make a difference, therefore you should check it and see whether it'll suit your needs before you subscribe for the service.