A Control Panel is a web-based interface via which you can manage numerous aspects of your web presence. For example, you can easily set up or modify website files, set up and check e-mails, manage databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are carried out using buttons and menus in a browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your web hosting account. Most of the Control Panels out there will enable you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly require a different system to control payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. With respect to the platform they utilize, you may 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 employ a third system.