A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can handle different aspects of your online presence. As an illustration, you could set up or modify website files, create and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor stats and so on. Those things are executed via buttons and menus within a browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will usually require a different system to control payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they use, you can be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot a problem as well, or you may need to use a 3rd system.