A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to manage the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics along with other operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else relevant to the hosting service via different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it'll be for you to manage your presence online in general. In the general scenario, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with from the billing account or via an independent system.