A Control Panel is a web-based interface using which you can handle various aspects of your online presence. For instance, you could set up or modify site files, create and check emails, manage databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. These things are performed through buttons and menus in an internet browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your website hosting account. Most Control Panels out there will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will normally require a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Based on 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 and fix a problem too, or you might have to employ a 3rd system.