A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage numerous aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you may create or modify website files, set up and check e-mails, manage databases, check visitor stats and so on. Those things are carried out using buttons and menus inside a web browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you'll usually require a different system to control payments or to get a new domain name if the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they employ, you can be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix a problem too, or you might have to employ a 3rd system.