A Control Panel is a web-based interface using which you can control various aspects of your web presence. As an example, you could set up or change site files, set up and check e-mails, handle databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. Those things are executed through buttons and menus inside a web browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most of the Control Panels these days will permit you to control all hosting-related matters, but you shall often require a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to diagnose a problem also, or you may have to employ a 3rd system.