A Control Panel is a tool employed to handle the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats as well as other operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else associated with the web hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to manage your web presence as a whole. In the general scenario, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that particular service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with from the billing account or through a separate system.