A Control Panel is a web-based user interface where you can manage various aspects of your online presence. For instance, you can easily set up or change site files, set up and check e-mail messages, handle databases, check visitor stats etc. Those things are executed through buttons and menus in an internet browser and the CP may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall commonly require a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they employ, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix a problem as well, or you may have to use a third system.