A Control Panel is a web-based interface via which you can handle various aspects of your presence online. For instance, you may create or change site files, create and check e-mail messages, manage databases, check visitor stats and so forth. Those things are carried out through buttons and menus inside an internet browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall normally require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they utilize, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix an issue also, or you may have to employ a third system.