A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can handle numerous aspects of your online presence. As an example, you could create or edit site files, create and check e-mails, control databases, check visitor stats and so forth. Those things are done via buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you shall often require a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain name when 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 and fix a problem also, or you may have to use a 3rd system.