A Control Panel is a web-based interface through which you can manage different aspects of your presence online. As an illustration, you can easily create or edit website files, set up and check email messages, handle databases, check visitor stats etc. Those things are carried out using buttons and menus within a web browser and the CP could also be called ‘back office’, i.e. the admin area associated with your website hosting account. Most of the Control Panels out there will permit you to manage all hosting-related matters, but you'll commonly need a different system to take care of payments or to get a new domain
when the company offers domain registrations. Depending on the platform they utilize, you may be able to use the billing account to open a support ticket to ask a question or to resolve an issue as well, or you may have to use a third system.