A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can manage numerous aspects of your online presence. For example, you could create or modify site files, set up and check e-mails, handle databases, check visitor statistics and so on. Those things are executed through buttons and menus within a web browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually need a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain name if the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to diagnose an issue too, or you might have to employ a 3rd system.