A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage numerous aspects of your presence online. For example, you can easily set up or change website files, set up and check email messages, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. Those things are done via buttons and menus within an internet browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your website hosting account. Most of the Control Panels out there will enable you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually require a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain name if the company offers domain registrations. With respect to 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 a problem as well, or you may need to use a 3rd system.