A Control Panel is a web-based interface via which you can control different aspects of your world-wide web presence. As an illustration, you can create or modify website files, set up and check email messages, control databases, check visitor stats and so on. These things are carried out using buttons and menus in an internet browser and the Control Panel could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the administrative area associated with your Internet hosting account. Most Control Panels available will enable you to handle all hosting-related matters, but you will commonly require a different system to control payments or to get a new domain if 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 diagnose a problem also, or you may need to employ a third system.