A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can manage various aspects of your presence online. As an example, you could set up or modify website files, set up and check e-mails, manage databases, check visitor stats and so forth. These things are executed using buttons and menus within a web browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your website hosting account. Most of the Control Panels out there will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they use, you can 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 may have to employ a 3rd system.