A Control Panel is a web-based interface via which you can control numerous aspects of your world-wide web presence. As an example, you could set up or modify website files, set up and check email messages, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so on. These things are executed using buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually require a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they employ, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to resolve a problem as well, or you might have to employ a 3rd system.