A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can control various aspects of your presence online. As an example, you may set up or change site files, create and check emails, manage databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are done using buttons and menus within an internet browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will often require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Based 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 a problem as well, or you may have to employ a third system.