A Control Panel is a tool that is used to handle the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and different operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else relevant to the web hosting service using different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to control your presence online in its entirety. In the standard case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that particular service. Trouble tickets could be dealt with from the billing account or via an independent system.