A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage different aspects of your web presence. For example, you may create or modify website files, set up and check e-mail messages, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so on. Those things are executed via buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels these days will enable you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will often require a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix a problem too, or you may have to use a third system.