A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can handle numerous aspects of your online presence. For instance, you may set up or change website files, set up and check email messages, control databases, check visitor stats and so forth. These things are done using buttons and menus inside a browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will enable you to control all hosting-related matters, but you shall normally need a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain if the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you can be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix an issue too, or you may need to employ a 3rd system.