This tutorial walks you through logging in to your website’s “control panel”. From wikipedia:
A control panel, in web hosting, is a web-based interface provided by the hosting company that allows customers to manage their various hosted services in a single place.
The below tutorial will not be exactly the same for every webhost, or webhosting package. You may need to log in directly from your webhosts customer log in page. To view a larger version of this video click here: http://www.screencast.com/t/rWquehEnsB
Some of the commonly available modules in most control panels:
Access to server logs.
Details of available and used webspace and bandwidth.
Email account configuration.
Maintaining FTP users’ accounts.
Visitor statistics using web log analysis software.
Web-based file manager.