A Control Panel is a web-based interface through which you can control various aspects of your online presence. As an example, you may set up or edit website files, set up and check e-mails, handle databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are done using buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels available will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly need a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Based 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 resolve an issue as well, or you may have to employ a third system.