A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can control numerous aspects of your presence online. For example, you can easily create or modify website files, set up and check e-mails, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. These things are executed via buttons and menus inside a browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels available will allow you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall often need a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Based 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 an issue too, or you may have to use a 3rd system.