A Control Panel is a web-based user interface through which you can control numerous aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you can easily create or edit website files, create and check e-mail messages, handle databases, check visitor stats etc. These things are carried out via buttons and menus in a browser and the CP can also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels available on the market will permit you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you shall often need a different system to manage payments or to get a new domain in case the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they use, you could be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to resolve a problem also, or you may need to use a 3rd system.