A Control Panel is a tool used to control the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics and different operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else relevant to the website hosting service through different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to control your web presence in general. In the general scenario, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets can be addressed from the billing account or through a different system.