A Control Panel is a web-based interface using which you can manage various aspects of your world-wide web presence. For instance, you may set up or change site files, set up and check email messages, control databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. Those things are performed using buttons and menus in a browser and the CP may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your web hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will allow you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you'll commonly need a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they employ, you can be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to diagnose an issue also, or you may need to employ a third system.