A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage different aspects of your web presence. For example, you can easily create or change site files, set up and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor stats and so forth. These things are performed via buttons and menus within a browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will permit you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you'll normally need a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain name when the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they use, 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 might have to use a third system.