A Control Panel is a web-based user interface via which you can manage different aspects of your presence online. For example, you can easily set up or change website files, create and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor stats and so on. These things are performed using buttons and menus in a web browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most of the Control Panels on the market will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall commonly require a different system to control payments or to get a new domain if the company offers domain registrations. With respect to the platform they utilize, you can 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 have to use a 3rd system.