A Control Panel is a software tool employed to control the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats as well as other operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control these things and anything else relevant to the hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it'll be for you to manage your web presence in its entirety. In the common scenario, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets may be handled via the billing account or via a separate system.