A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage different aspects of your world-wide web presence. For instance, you can set up or edit website files, create and check e-mail messages, manage databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are done through buttons and menus in an internet browser and the Control Panel can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administration area associated with your website hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you shall often require a different system to deal with payments or to get a new domain when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot and fix a problem as well, or you may need to employ a third system.