A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to manage the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and various operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle all these things and everything else associated with the hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to control your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the general case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets could be handled via the billing account or through a separate system.