Hosting control panel software is software that a web host installs on its servers that allows you to make changes to your web hosting account. Wikipedia describes Hosting Control Panel Software as "the interface provided by the hosting company for the maintenance and monitoring of the hosted website."
Hosting control panel software most commonly lets you:
In addition, some web hosting control panels let you:
Most hosting control panel software includes enough features to get by but you will want to make sure that the web hosting control panels that your hosting offers has all the features that you need. Most web hosts use these web hosting control panels:
These are some other hosting control panel software that your web host may use:
If you are looking to set-up software on your own server to make it easier to manage, you can even try some Open Source Control Panels:
You can explore more types of hosting control panel software at the DMOZ directory. You can also compare the best hosting plans that use a specific control panel: