A Control Panel is a software tool employed to control the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics as well as other operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control these things and anything else related to the website hosting service through 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 will be for you to handle your web presence in its entirety. In the general scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets may be handled from the billing account or by using an independent system.