A Control Panel is a web-based interface through which you can control different aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you can easily create or modify website files, create and check email messages, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so on. Those things are carried out using buttons and menus in an internet browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels these days will enable you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you will normally need a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Based 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 troubleshoot an issue also, or you may have to employ a third system.