A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage various aspects of your online presence. For example, you could set up or modify site files, create and check e-mail messages, handle databases, check visitor stats and so forth. These things are executed through buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your web hosting account. Most Control Panels available will allow you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually require a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot an issue too, or you may need to employ a 3rd system.