A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can handle different aspects of your world-wide web presence. For instance, you may set up or edit website files, create and check e-mail messages, control databases, check visitor statistics and so on. These things are done through buttons and menus in a browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will permit you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you shall often require a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain if the company offers domain registrations. With respect to the platform they use, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to troubleshoot an issue as well, or you may need to employ a 3rd system.