A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can handle numerous aspects of your presence online. For example, you may create or modify website files, create and check e-mails, manage databases, check visitor stats etc. Those things are done using buttons and menus within an internet browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will often need a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they employ, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix an issue also, or you might have to use a third system.