A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can manage different aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you could create or change site files, set up and check email messages, control databases, check visitor stats and so on. These things are carried out via buttons and menus in an internet browser and the CP may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels out there will allow you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will normally require a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain name when 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 diagnose a problem too, or you may have to use a 3rd system.