A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to control the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats and different operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all of these things and anything else relevant to the web hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it'll be for you to manage your world-wide web presence as a whole. In the typical scenario, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled via the billing account or through a different system.