A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can manage numerous aspects of your world-wide web presence. For example, you can set up or edit website files, set up and check e-mails, control databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are done using buttons and menus within a browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will enable you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly need a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they use, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to resolve an issue as well, or you may need to employ a third system.