A Control Panel is a web-based interface via which you can handle different aspects of your online presence. As an example, you can create or modify site files, set up and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor statistics etc. These things are carried out using buttons and menus within an internet browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will permit you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you shall normally require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Based 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 also, or you may have to employ a 3rd system.