A Control Panel is a software tool employed to handle the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and various operations executed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else related to the web hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a CP is, the easier it'll be for you to handle your online presence as a whole. In the general scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets may be addressed from the billing account or by using an independent system.