A Control Panel is a web-based interface via which you can manage various aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you may create or modify website files, create and check e-mails, control databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are performed through buttons and menus in an internet browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels these days will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall usually need a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. Based on the platform they employ, you can be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to diagnose an issue also, or you may have to use a 3rd system.