A Control Panel is a web-based interface through which you can manage different aspects of your web presence. For instance, you may create or modify website files, set up and check email messages, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. These things are done through buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels out there will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you'll commonly require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they employ, you can be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot a problem also, or you might have to use a third system.