A Control Panel is a web-based user interface using which you can manage various aspects of your world-wide web presence. For instance, you can set up or change website files, set up and check e-mail messages, control databases, check visitor statistics and so forth. These things are performed via buttons and menus within a web browser and the CP may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your hosting account. Most of the Control Panels available on the market will permit you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you'll normally require a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on 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 and fix an issue as well, or you might have to employ a third system.