A Control Panel is a web-based user interface via which you can manage numerous aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you may create or edit site files, create and check e-mails, control databases, check visitor statistics etc. Those things are done via buttons and menus in a browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your website hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will enable you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will usually need a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain name if the company offers domain registrations. Depending 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 an issue too, or you may need to use a 3rd system.