A Control Panel is a web-based interface through which you can manage different aspects of your presence online. For example, you may set up or change website files, set up and check email messages, control databases, check visitor statistics and so on. These things are executed using buttons and menus inside a web browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your website hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will usually need a different system to control 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 a problem too, or you might have to use a 3rd system.