A Control Panel is a web-based user interface via which you can manage numerous aspects of your world-wide web presence. For instance, you could set up or modify site files, create and check e-mails, control databases, check visitor stats etc. Those things are done through buttons and menus inside a web browser and the CP may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most of the Control Panels on the market will enable you to control all hosting-related matters, but you shall commonly need a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. With respect to the platform they use, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix a problem too, or you might have to employ a 3rd system.