A Control Panel is a tool employed to control the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and different operations carried out with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all of these things and anything else associated with the website hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your presence online in its entirety. In the typical case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets could be handled through the billing account or through a separate system.