A Control Panel is a web-based interface where you can control various aspects of your web presence. For instance, you can easily set up or change website files, set up and check emails, control databases, check visitor statistics etc. These things are carried out using buttons and menus in an internet browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your web hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will enable you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will often need a different system to handle payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they use, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to resolve a problem as well, or you may have to use a third system.