A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can control various aspects of your world-wide web presence. As an example, you can create or change website files, create and check e-mail messages, manage databases, check visitor statistics etc. These things are performed through buttons and menus inside a web browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will allow you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will often require a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. With respect to 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 also, or you might have to use a 3rd system.