A Control Panel is a software tool employed to control the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats as well as other operations carried out with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else related to the hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to control your world-wide web presence altogether. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets could be handled from the billing account or through a different system.