A Control Panel is a web-based interface where you can handle various aspects of your world-wide web presence. As an illustration, you can easily create or edit website files, set up and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor stats etc. Those things are executed through buttons and menus inside a web browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your web hosting account. Most Control Panels out there will permit you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you'll often need a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they use, you may 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 use a third system.