A Control Panel is a web-based interface where you can control numerous aspects of your world-wide web presence. As an example, you may set up or change website files, create and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor statistics and so on. Those things are executed through buttons and menus in a browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels out there will allow you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you will normally need a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they employ, 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 might have to use a third system.