A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can control various aspects of your world-wide web presence. For instance, you may set up or modify website files, set up and check e-mail messages, control databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. Those things are carried out using buttons and menus inside a browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most of the Control Panels on the market will allow you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will often require a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain name if the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they employ, you may 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 employ a 3rd system.