A Control Panel is a web-based interface using which you can handle different aspects of your online presence. For instance, you can easily set up or edit website files, create and check e-mails, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. Those things are carried out through buttons and menus within an internet browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your web hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will allow you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain if the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they use, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to diagnose a problem also, or you may need to employ a third system.