A Control Panel is a web-based interface through which you can manage numerous aspects of your web presence. As an illustration, you can set up or edit website files, create and check e-mail messages, control databases, check visitor stats etc. Those things are performed through buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the CP may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels out there will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you'll often need a different system to control payments or to get a new domain name when 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 too, or you may need to use a 3rd system.