A Control Panel is a web-based user interface via which you can handle various aspects of your presence online. For example, you can create or modify site files, set up and check email messages, control databases, check visitor stats and so forth. Those things are performed via buttons and menus inside a browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most of the Control Panels on the market will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will usually require a different system to control payments or to get a new domain 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 troubleshoot and fix an issue too, or you may have to employ a third system.