A Control Panel is a web-based interface where you can manage numerous aspects of your presence online. For instance, you can set up or change website files, create and check e-mail messages, control databases, check visitor statistics etc. These things are carried out using buttons and menus within an internet browser and the Control Panel may also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels on the market will permit you to control all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly need a different system to control payments or to get a new domain name in case the company offers domain registrations. With respect to 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 might have to use a 3rd system.