A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can manage different aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you may set up 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 within a browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels available will allow you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually require a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. With respect to 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 a problem too, or you might have to employ a third system.