A Control Panel is a web-based user interface via which you can control numerous aspects of your online presence. For example, you can easily set up or modify site files, set up and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor stats and so forth. These things are done using buttons and menus in a web browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually require a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. With respect to the platform they employ, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot a problem also, or you may need to use a third system.